A State of Emergency has been declared in Victoria due to the serious risk to public health posed by coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information visit the DHHS website.

Show your support for our hard-working healthcare workers in Melbourne’s west – as Western Health cares for those most affected by the Coronavirus within its hospitals and services.

Although there are some changes to social distancing measures, the pandemic is nowhere near over and we urge everyone to stay at home as much as possible.

# ItsUpToUs

How can I help?

Sometimes the helpers need help, too. See how you can help support healthcare workers during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Stay at home. Please do this to help save lives. Although there are some changes to social distancing measures, the pandemic is nowhere near over.

30 March, 2020

Listening and stay at home

Support

Now more than ever, our hospitals need your support. This fund will allow us to focus assistance where it is most needed – for both our patients and our staff.

1 April, 2020

Be kind

There are so many ways to support a healthcare worker with a kind deed, especially when it involves coffee!

27 March, 2020

Coffee for healthcare workers
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Let’s get social! Share an idea, message of support, or something you’re doing to help our healthcare heroes.

Jacqui Bridson

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A BIG THANK YOU for your dedication to the health profession!
Thank you for your COURAGE to face up each day on the front line of this pandemic.
Thank you for your SACRIFICE, the extra shifts, the self isolation to keep your family.
We are GRATEFUL for your continuing care for patients in this health crisis and beyond.
Wish you and everyone well in Western Health!
Be behind you all the way!
Look after yourself, Stay safe, and Take care!

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Ben

April 30

Become a supporter

There are so many ways to help. Register your details and join our campaign to support healthcare workers. #ItsUpToUs

Do you have a clinical background or have friends that do? Do you have a business with something valuable to offer? Maybe you would love to help, but aren’t sure how your skills are useful? Let us know!

There are lots of ways you can help healthcare workers in our community.

Frequently asked questions

Responses to some

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Can I support by providing childcare?

If you are a qualified professional, you can volunteer to help. Please use the form below to get in touch, providing details of your qualifications and experience.

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Be kind

Can I donate food?

You can help provide food to those in need by donating to Foodbank. With your support, Victorians in mandatory isolation – with no access to funds, food, family or friends – will receive emergency relief packages containing food and essential grocery items. Read more on Foodbank’s campaign.

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Can I donate money?

Monetary donations can be made via the Western Health Foundation campaign. More details can be found on the Foundation page in ‘How Can I Help?’.

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Are you recruiting for healthcare workers?

Yes, there is an urgent call for registered and enrolled nurses. In response to the pandemic we are seeking: Critical Care Registered Nurses Registered Nurses Enrolled Nurses Patient Care Attendants Call us on 03 8345 4040 during weekdays or email us on RecruitNMWU@wh.or.au. To find out more visit: http://www.westernhealth.org.au/Careers/Pages/default.aspx

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What can I do to help?

From donating money to writing a message of support, there are lots of ways you can help. Please visit the How can I help? page for more information on all initiatives.

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How can I keep myself, and others, safe?

Our Facts & Advice section includes information on safety and hygiene recommendations.

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Facts &advice

Important information for our community

A big thank you to the community

Western Health has been overwhelmed by the generosity of individuals and businesses all wanting to do their part to support our frontline healthcare workers.

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Support for the community

To support your wellbeing at a distance, staff are working to provide you with activities and content to help keep you engaged, healthy and happy at home.

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Just for Kids: a comic exploring the new coronavirus

A visual way to help explain what Coronavirus is to children

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