A life of books at Hamilton Hospital


Retiring Hospital Librarian Louise Milne, shows Acting Chief Executive, Nick Starkie some of the resources available for staff in the WDHS Library 

Retiring Western District Health Service (WDHS) Chief Librarian, Louise Milne has seen considerable change in her 35 years at Hamilton Base Hospital.

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International Nurses Day 2018



Hamilton Spectator - Saturday 19 May 2018

International Nurses Day

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Handbury Lecture - Health Policy expert to speak


Director of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration, Professor Rosemary Calder, to speak at the 19th Annual Handbury Lecture 

Guest Speaker at this year’s 19th Annual Handbury Lecture on May 22, is head of the Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC), Professor Rosemary Calder AM.

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NHBH Ladies Auxiliary raises $7,000 for hospital equipment


North Hamilton Base Hospital Ladies Auxiliary members and WDHS staff get a close look at one of the new humidifiers purchased for the ICU portable ventilators

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2018 Door Knock Appeal


Ready to hit the streets for the WDHS Door Knock Appeal are several of our volunteer door knockers, pictured in the Cancer and Dialysis construction zone with tradie Sam Madden and local builder, Travis McLeod 

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Birches refurbishment set to kick off in June


Local builder Craig Collins, WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald and DON (Penshurst) / DON - Aged Care Services (Hamilton), Katherine Armstrong with Birches residents Katie Rees, Thelma Bald and Win Freestone.

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Catching up over a cuppa for a cause


HBH Auxiliary President Roma Tully and Secretary/Treasurer Cindy Benson

Dressed to the nine’s in their ‘Sunday best’, over 90 people enjoyed a magnificent High Tea in the Handbury Courtyard last week, sampling dainty morsels and sipping on English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

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Penshurst Hospital Evacuation


Residents from the Penshurst Campus ready to return after stay in Hamilton

This weekend’s strong winds, high temperatures and fire activity kept Western District Health Service (WDHS) staff busy responding to fallen tree limbs and evacuating residents from the Penshurst Campus. 

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Cocktails raises $7k for cancer dialysis project


Cocktails in the Courtyard Committee members, Alex Anderson, Caroline Coggins, Libby Macgugan, Leonie Sharrock and Vicki Whyte tour the Cancer Treatment and Dialysis Area site with Facilities Manager, Trevor Wathen.

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100k funding – a boost for local youth


C4YB members and school leaders at their first meeting for the year at Monivae College

Western District Health Service (WDHS) is working to ‘create a healthier youth community’ thanks to a $100,000 grant from the Victorian Government’s Engage! program.

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