Cancer project set to kick off in the New Year


Pictured - Nicholson Construction director Dean Stevens and WDHS Chief Exectutive Rohan Fitzgerald

Construction of the much anticipated Cancer Treatment and Dialysis Area at Hamilton Base Hospital is set to kick off in January, with the successful tenderer, Nicholson Construction announced this week.

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Matthew Rawlinson - Apprentice Award


Pictured: Nick Starkie, Guy Sevior, Matthew Rawlinson, Phillip Witham, John Hedley, Ian Ross


South West TAFE - Media release
Commercial Cookery Apprentice wins Rotary Club of Warrnambool East Apprentice Award

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Pictured - Senior Sargent Gerard Kelly, Southern Grampians Shire Council CEO Michael Tudball and WDHS CEO Rohan Fitzgerald

Southern Grampians Shire Council and Western District Health Service (WDHS) have once again joined forces to help raise awareness of White Ribbon Australia’s work to end men’s violence against women.

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WDHS Annual General Meeting


WDHS Board Chair, Mr Hugh Macdonald, with staff Above and Beyond Award winner, Hazel Saligari and Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald

Over 130 people attended the Western District Health Service (WDHS) Annual General Meeting (AGM), with Guest Speaker, Dr Stephen Brown from the Ballarat Integrated Cancer Centre (BRICC).

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Medicine Ball raises $182k


The Medicine Ball Committee L-R Rohan Fitzgerald, Jill Whiting, Mark McGinnity, Sue McGinnity, Jim Bailey, Jen Hutton, Laurie Cogger, Leonie Sharrock, John Hedley and Stephen Jones (Photo by Sam Kaspers - Bespoke Design Co)

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Aspiring nurses can stay local thanks to CQUniversity and Western District Health Service partnership


Pictured: WDHS chief executive Rohan Fitzgerald, Melissa Gardner, Keely Bell and Lorraine Hedley.

Flexible Bachelor of Nursing program means students can study and complete placements in their own communities

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WDHS supporting Victoria wide thunderstorm asthma project


Caption: WDHS staff members Julian Gardner and Jordan Frost, with Associate Professor, School of Biosciences at Melbourne University, Ed Newbigin and Research Fellow, University of Tasmania, Air Rater Project, Penny Jones

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Latest anaesthetic machines installed at Hamilton Base Hospital


Pictured: Chief anaesthetist James Muir, Drager representative Lucy Shao, WDHS chief executive Rohan Fitzgerald, theatre unit manager Mark Stephenson and Charity House and WDHS chair Hugh MacDonald.

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What is communication access? Where everyone in Greater Hamilton gets the message!


WDHS Speech Pathologist, Claire Nailon working with 4 year old Izac Cornell-Murtagh

Local speech pathologist Claire Nailon fully backs a Speech Pathology Australia call for greater action to ensure communication accessibility for the 1.1 million Australians estimated to have a communication disability.

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Birches bus to bring joy to residents


Pictured: Rohan Fitzgerald, Marilyn Lyons, John Fenton, Eryn Cottier, Peter Tew, Faye Gumley, Birches residents Dot and June

Residents of the Birches Aged Care facility will soon have even more reasons to smile, with the Birches Auxiliary launching a fundraising campaign to purchase a new bus.

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