Barwon Health Foundation

The Barwon Health Foundation Grants were established to ensure our Foundation funds the areas and items of greatest priority across Barwon Health.

The Grants Program allows Barwon Health employees to submit proposals for funding which align with our goal to improve the health and happiness of our community.

The Grants Program allows the Foundation to invest in and celebrate the amazing work happening across the entire organisation.

There are 5 focus areas that Barwon Health staff can apply for funding for:

  • Medical Equipment
  • Research and Innovation
  • Environment and Sustainability
  • Staff Wellbeing
  • Patient Comfort and Care

Inaugural Grants Round


Grant project

Children's Ward

Paediatric cots and temporal thermometers for the comfort and care of patients in the Children's Ward at University Hospital Geelong

Safety and Quality

Refurbishment of the mortuary bereavement room to improve the experience for families

Ambulatory Rehabilitation

Purchase of an ECG machine for the Sunrise Centre to improve care for outpatient cardiac patients


Purchase of additional equipment for early hip fracture rehabilitation to improve patient outcomes

Wallace Lodge

Purchase of bench seating at Wallace Lodge entrance for improvement of patient care and comfort

Intensive Care Unit

Provide a safe and private space for visitors to wait before they see their loved ones in the Intensive Care Unit at University Hospital Geelong

MND Clinic

Purchase of a shower buddy to improve patient wellbeing

Aboriginal Health

Purchase of iPad pro to capture information regarding Aboriginal community's experience of their healthcare via the "Yarning about Hospital" program

Alan David Lodge

Provide shade and outdoor seating to allow patients to enjoy the barbeque facilities 

Vascular Surgery

Purchase of a toe pressure machine to better evaluate peripheral arterial disease outcomes, especially in diabetic or renal patients

Blakiston Lodge

Recliner chair for the comfort and quality of care for dementia patients

Birthing Suites

Purchase of a breast pump to ensure mothers of babies requiring care in Special Care Nursery have the ability to express and their babies have access to breast milk

Maternity Ward

Purchase of two foetal monitors for midwifery clinic to ensure timely and accurate monitoring

Corio Community Health Centre

Purchase of new exercise bikes for the Corio Physio Exercise Group to ensure all patients attending have access to appropriate equipment to maximise benefits

Emergency Department

Purchase of a treatment chair for the eye room in the Emergency Department at University Hospital Geelong

Special Care Nursery

Purchase of recliners chairs to facilitate Kangaroo Care for families

Blakiston Lodge

Recliner chair for the comfort and quality of care for dementia patients

Maternity Services

Purchase of iStat machine to allow timely testing of blood sugar levels of babies born in theatre


Purchase of Sara Stedy for safe and efficient transfer of patients

Blakiston Lodge

Purchase of bladder scanner to ensure patients have access to timely and accurate monitoring

Impatient Rehabilitation

Purchase of two Thera - Trainer Tigo stationary assisted cycling machine to increase patient treatment options during physiotherapy sessions

Aged Care

Replacement of two fireplace areas to create a positive, welcoming space for residents and their families

Andrew Love Cancer Centre Dayward

Purchase of four chemotherapy trolleys for safe and effective delivery of care within the Andrew Love Cancer Centre Dayward

Maternity Services

Purchase of CPAP machine for the benefit of mothers with sleep apnoea during pregnancy to minimise adverse maternal-foetal outcomes

Staff Care

Purchase of twenty Smokerlyser PICO devices to assist with smoking cessation treatment at Barwon Health

Maternity Ward

Purchase of foetal monitor to ensure timely monitoring for pre-natal patients

Cancer Services

Purchase of a SOZO machine to provide bio-dependence measurements to better assess manage and monitor for lymphoedema and cachexia patients

Community Health Services

Purchase of X-Sensor Foresite SS system to enable comprehensive assessment of client pressure distribution enabling targeted intervention and education

Department of Diabetes

Purchase of Insulin Pump Therapy and Continuous Glucose Monitoring for patients with Type 1 diabetes

Volunteer Services

Purchase of new vehicle for Volunteer Services Patient Transport Program

Child Health Research Unit

Contribution to low temperature upright freezer for Barwon Infant Study biological specimen storage

Heath Wing 6

Purchase of new blinds to increase patient experience