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.

How can I help?

Stage four regulations

Unite

Stage 4 Regulations

Your actions count. Let’s bring the count down. One of the best ways to support healthcare workers is to stick to the rules.
Here’s the lowdown of the new lockdown.

Support

Donate to the Western Health Emergency Response Fund

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.

Be kind

Caring for elderly without putting them at risk

While the coronavirus outbreak poses health risks for everyone, officials have made clear that the elderly are particularly vulnerable.

Be socially responsible

Visitation regulations

Stay at home: social distancing and why it's so important

Stay at home. Please do this to help save lives. The pandemic is nowhere near over and we urge everyone to stick to the new Stage 4 regulations.

Caring for the elderly without putting them at risk

While the coronavirus outbreak poses health risks for everyone, officials have made it clear that the elderly are particularly vulnerable.
Reduce risk of getting COVID-19

How to reduce risk of contracting COVID-19

Here are 10 ways you can reduce your risk of getting COVID-19.
 
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Donations

Donate unused iPads

Donate an unused iPad

Due to visitation restrictions, we are seeking donations of old or unused iPads from our community to enable vital connections between patients and loved ones.

Donate to the Western Health Emergency Response Fund

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.
Giving blood

Giving blood

Blood and plasma donation remains absolutely vital. Travel and venue restrictions do not prevent people from giving.
Foodbank Australia - please donate

Donate to Foodbank

You can help provide food to those in need by donating to Foodbank.
 
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Make protective items (PPE)

Symptoms of COVID-19

Making face masks that may be used in future

Many health services have decided to accept donations of masks for use by non-clinical staff or visitors.
Sew scrubs for healthcare workers at Western Health

Sew scrubs for healthcare heroes

If you have some sewing experience, are willing to wash and cut fabric, and are keen to help, please support healthcare workers by becoming a Rona Scrubs 'Angel'!
 
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Support for health care workers

Podcast: The Unifying Call

This podcast shares the stories and voices of our Western Health hospital clinicians and leaders as they strive to combat the pandemic in our major hospitals.
Coffee for healthcare workers

Show you care with coffee

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

Looking after pets

Help make sure that the pets of healthcare workers are well looked after while they're at work.
Childcare support

Childcare

Are you a qualified childcare professional? You can help by offering your services to a healthcare worker.
 
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