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Having a stoma fitted is a life-changing experience for patients and fortunately there are dedicated nurses at Bass Coast Health (BCH) who understand just how patients feel. A stoma is...
Cardiac services have received a further boost at Bass Coast Health (BCH) following a significant donation from a generous benefactor. The late Norman Martell bequeathed $404,000 to BCH to improve...
A new clinician at Bass Coast Health is looking forward to the expansion of surgery when the new Wonthaggi Hospital Expansion theatres open in 2023. Associate Professor Julian Hunt-Smith is...
It’s World Continence Week from 20 to 26 June – the ideal time to discuss a sensitive topic that can be uncomfortable for many. Continence is being able to control...
Bass Coast Health (BCH) is seeking people who have had a melanoma in the past two years to join a clinical trial, a unique opportunity for our region. The trial...
Bass Coast Health (BCH) has experienced a record number of babies born in a single month, with 25 babies born in May this year. Maternity Nurse Unit Manager Melanie Shields...
The Bass Coast Health Phillip Island Health Hub Auxiliary was thrilled with its recent Trivia Night held at the Phillip Island RSL. The event raised $1,145. The Auxiliary Committee was...
COVID cases remain high in our community and the onset of winter is likely to maintain significant levels of the virus locally. With that in mind, Bass Coast Health’s new...
Bass Coast Health (BCH) will keep a Code Yellow internal emergency status in place for now, as the health service continues to be impacted by a shortage of staff due...
The Victorian Premier swung by Wonthaggi Hospital last Friday with Jordan Crugnale MP, after a funding announcement at the Phillip Island Nature Park. This was an impromptu visit, organised by...
Bass Coast residents have access to high-quality palliative care when and where they need it thanks to the experienced and trained Palliative Care Team at Bass Coast Health (BCH). National...
Bass Coast Health was proud to support IDAHOBIT – the International Day Against LGBTIQA+* Discrimination – in May. IDAHOBIT is a day to grow visibility, educate on inclusion, and celebrate...
COVID testing is now being offered to the public at Wonthaggi Hospital and the Phillip Island Health Hub at Cowes. Monash Health Pathology is delivering the service, with both sites...
Bass Coast Health (BCH) is excited to appoint a new Clinical Director of Women’s Services who comes to the role with 17 years of clinical experience in the USA, New...
Bass Coast Health honoured its 197 volunteers at a Volunteer Appreciation Afternoon Tea at Silverwater Resort, San Remo on Thursday 19 May. The annual celebration was held during National Volunteer...
With this winter tipped to be a high-risk season for influenza, members of the Bass Coast community are urged to be vaccinated for influenza as soon as possible. Influenza is...
More than 600 COVID patients have been able to recover at home while they receive monitoring and support from a team of healthcare professionals led by Bass Coast Health. The...
Bass Coast Health was pleased to celebrate the vital role Nurses play in delivering quality care to the people of Bass Coast and South Gippsland on International Nurses’ Day, 12...
COVIDSafe measures have meant there has been no known workplace transmission of COVID at Bass Coast Health (BCH) – these measures are simple tips that people can practise at home...
May 5 was International Midwives Day and at Bass Coast Health, we were pleased to celebrate and acknowledge the work of our wonderful midwives. Our Midwives offer care to families...