Our COVID Media Coverage

7 November 2021

In the ICU where only Maria is vaccinated, others die in disbelief

4 November 2021

Not even the early stages of labour would stop Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s patient Ms Tran from getting vaccinated against COVID. Herald Sun


15 October 2021

 Sunshine Hospital is the first to establish a special #COVID19 ward for infected patients who need dialysis to stay alive. #9News


14 October 2021

7News spoke with the Director of Intensive Care at Western Health, Associate Professor Craig French.


9 September 2021

Sunshine Hospital vaccination team is proud of the service we’re providing to our communities.


7 September 2021

News coverage of Western Health’s new pop-up vaccination clinic at the Australian Islamic Centre in Newport.


30 August 2021

Kylie Fisher appears at Victorian Government’s COVID press conference


25 August 2021

Western Health’s new drive through at Eagle Stadium in Werribee opening.


23 August 2021

Melbourne Showgrounds as part of the priority vaccine access for aged care and disability care workers.


9 August 2021

Australia’s first drive-through COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens. This 9 News Melbourne story is one of many that captured the first successful day: https://tinyurl.com/ddjnt5wc


3 July 2021

Allison Lamb, the Nurse Unit Manager at Melbourne Showgrounds vaccination hub was interviewed by Channel 7 Melbourne


23 May 2021

Allison Lamb, spoke to Emily Rice from Nine News this week.


9 May 2021

Our Head of Infectious Diseases, Dr Marion Kainer, joined Dr Norman Swan on 7.30 on ABC TV



3 May 2021

COVID vaccination opens to the over 50s


23 April 2021

Sunrise program visits Sunshine vaccination hub


23 April 2021

Seven News at Sunshine’s vaccination hub



6 March 2021

Dr Marion Kainer and Sunshine vaccination hub on ABC 7.30 (*from 7.15 mark)



9 March 2021

Sunshine Hospital leading state’s massive vaccination effort – The Age


9 March 2021

Brimbank baby boom – Star Weekly



9 March 2021

Vaccine hub full steam ahead – Star Weekly



5 March 2021

AstraZeneca vaccine arrives at Sunshine Hospital




3 March 2021

Western Health’s vaccination team  – ABC 7.30



1 March 2021

Preview of Sunshine vaccination hub opening – Nine News




2 March 2021

Dr Marion Kainer interviewed on Norman Swan’s Coronacast

2 March 2021

Airport vaccine hub launched – Star Weekly


1 March 2021

Western Health’s Melbourne Airport hub in the Herald Sun


23 February 2021

Western Health’s vaccination hub at Melbourne Airport – The Age


22 February 2021

Western Health team starts vaccinations at Melbourne Airport – 7 News 


22 February 2021

Vaccination rollout at Melbourne Airport – Nine News

22 February 2021

First Western Health staff member vaccinated, ICU nurse Laloma Carstens, interviewed on ABC Radio’s Afternoons program


21 February 2021

Sunshine Hospital’s preparations for vaccination hub – Sunday Herald Sun



12 February 2021

Story from the Australian on the Sunshine Hospital Vaccination Hub Site


7 January 2021

Herald Sun visits Western Health team at Melbourne Showground COVID testing site


COVID testing staff at the Royal Melbourne Show Grounds Covid Testing site. Site Lead Kylie Roper with nursing and traffic control staff ready for another day of testing.Picture: David Caird


1 January 2021

The Age welcomes the New Year with Western Health frontline workers


27 November 2020

2G NUM Dylan D’Roza interviewed by Virginia Trioli (from 1:20:00)

26 November 2020

Western Health staff on Victoria’s 28-day milestone – ABC 7.30 program

22 November 2020

CALD Assist team on SBS World News


22 November 2020

CALD Assist team on SBS online


11 November 2020

Joyce Dalde and Dylan D’Roza interviewed on SBS World News

11 November 2020

Smallest baby in our NICU home and thriving – Star Weekly


11 November 2020

Dylan D’Roza interviewed by Virginia Trioli on ABC Radio  (from 41:30)


11 November 2020

Dylan D’Roza in the Age

6 November 2020

Virtual Visits program in DHHS newsletter

29 October 2020

Western Health giving away ‘Christmas Lunch’ to Foodbank


25 October 2020

2020-10-25 The Sunday Age – Long COVID – 251020


24 October 2020

Dr Clare White’s comments featured in the Sunday Age


12 October 2020

The ABC’s 7.30 Program Interviews Staff in Sunshine Emergency Department


11 October 2020

Western Health’s Aged Care Liaison Team – Sunday Age


09 October 2020

Hospital boosted by special hood – Sunraysia Daily, Mildura


24 September 2020

Western Health’s COVID-Testing Team at the Showgrounds – Nine News

22 September 2020

Sunshine Hospital COVID patient’s recovery after ICU treatment – Star Weekly

JKWC Baby Boom during COVID


20 September 2020

Footscray ED Director Ainslie Senz interviewed by Sunday Age


16 September 2020

Western Health’s Aged Care Liaison and ED Teams on the 7.30 Program


11 September 2020

The Age story on COVID-19 cases that may be linked to the behaviour of confused patients

Physio Nina Leggett interviewed by SBS online on the recovery of COVID-19 patients


10 September 2020

Story on the Today Show about JKWC’s record month of births in August


6 September 2020

The role of Western Health Physiotherapists in the recovery of COVID patients in the Sunday Age


4 September 2020

Dr Ainslie Senz, Director of Footscray ED, interviewed live on the Today Show

Dr Marion Kainer interviewed on ABC News


28 August 2020

Dr Clare White interview on ABC Radio National with Hamish Macdonald


25 August 2020

Sally Guo and Lena Pejcinovski in Star Weekly Story ‘On the front line of virus fight’ 


22 August 2020

ICU consultant Dr James Douglas part of Sunday Age feature about COVID ‘frontline’ staff


21 August 2020

Dr Jesse Zanker/aged care liaison team on Channel 7’s Sunrise program


20 August 2020

Research nurse Miriam Towns interviewed on Nine News, as part of story on plasma trial


18 August 2020

Footscray ICU patient Tina Dina in Herald Sun

Dr John Mulder interviewed for A Current Affair


17 August 2020

ABC 7.30 Report on Aged Care Liaison Team supporting residential care in the community

ABC News Post on Above Story


14 August 2020

Dr John Mulder in The Age article on COVID-related deaths


10 August 2020

Marion Kainer interviewed on 7.30 program about researchers’ increasing knowledge about COVID


9 August 2020

Grad nurse and midwife Beth Mazzarella interviewed by ABC (TV and online) about challenges/highlights of starting career during pandemic


30 July 2020

Sam Bates and Dr John Mulder interviewed by ABC 7.30 on the COVID crisis experience in Footscray and Sunshine Intensive Care Units

Dr Marion Kainer interviewed with Norman Swan on the ABC’s Coronavirus Q&A


29 July 2020

‘Hospital breakthrough removes the fear factor’ – The Australian


28 July 2020

Dr Craig French interviewed on CNN by Rosemary Church



26 July 2020

Dr Craig French featuring in Victoria Coronavirus ad campaign posted by ABC


25 July 2020

Dr Forbes McGain interviewed on 7 News re increase in COVID cases


20 July 2020

Footscray Hospital ICU staff in ABC 7.30 feature on COVID care in Intensive Care Units, including use of iso-hoods


19 July 2020

Sunshine Hospital COVID patient Jim Fenech recovers after 101 days in hospital

6 July 2020

Lena Pejcinovski in Star Weekly story on ‘Nurse urges community to play their part’


2 July 2020

Shabnam Tawfi in ABC 7.30 feature on ‘Life in a COVID-19 hot spot’


7 May 2020

‘Celebrating our frontline workers’ – Star Weekly


29 April 2020

Kimberley Haines in The Age articles on how our hospital teams are ‘proning’ COVID patients


9 April 2020

‘Hood of Hope’ article on front page of the Herald Sun


28 March 2020

Russell Harrison interviewed in The Age about COVID-19 preparedness