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Volunteer of the month - February to April

30-4-2017

Pictured - Janet Crampton, Wendy Salter & Neville Linke

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Local medical practitioners support call for sugary drinks tax to tackle obesity and preventable disease

22-3-2017

GP Dr Dale Ford and Surgeon Mr Stephen Clifforth support GenR8 Change and WDHS calls for a sugary drinks tax

Local GP Dr Dale Ford and Surgeon Mr Stephen Clifforth say they can’t understand why there isn’t more of a public outcry over preventable disease in this country.

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Lesley’s course leads to award and new career

17-3-2017

SOUTH WEST TAFE - MEDIA RELEASE

Apart from raising eight children with husband Bruce and working their sheep and cropping farm north of Hamilton, Lesley Bastock-Lewis has transformed into an award-winning student with a new career in nursing. 

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South West Victorian Petition for Sugar Tax

16-3-2017

WDHS CEO Rohan Fitzgerald

A south-west Victorian petition calling for a sugar tax to reduce the consumption of sweet drinks in Australia is taking on a new national direction.

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Hamilton’s health crusade as locals back national tax on sugar

12-3-2017

Hamilton locals are urging the rest of Australia to join their sugar crusade. Picture: Ian Currie

AARON LANGMAID, Herald Sun

March 12, 2017 7:30pm

A VICTORIAN town has turned its back on sugar and says it’s a sweet idea the rest of the nation should follow.

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Emergency simulation training improving patient care

24-2-2017

GP Obstetrician, Dr Jan Slabbert, Midwife Shamim Mahabeer and Registered Nurse, Rachel Clarke work through an emergency scenario with ‘patient’ / Midwife Melissa Sutherland

Western District Health Service (WDHS) is participating in a new program that will increase opportunities for hands on, in-house training in obstetric emergencies.

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Speech Pathologist, Sue Cameron leaves WDHS after 32 years

21-2-2017

Speech Pathologist, Sue Cameron leaves WDHS after 32 years

After 32 years working as a Speech Pathologist at Western District Health Service (WDHS), Sue Cameron can’t count how many children and families she has met, but she is sure it is in the thousands.

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40 Years of Nursing

21-2-2017

Registered Nurses Jo Richards, Fiona Cogger, Wendy Wathen, Kaye Roberts - Rundell and Enrolled Nurse Sonja Gould enjoy a catch up to recognise 40 years of nursing

Five Western District Health Service (WDHS) nurses celebrate an impressive 40 years of nursing in 2017.

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Community leaders join the call for sugar tax

21-12-2016

Surgeon, Mr Stephen Clifforth, Hamilton and District Skills Centre Manager, Tony MacGillivray and Mayor, Mary Ann Brown join forces to advocate for a sugar tax on sugar sweetened beverages

Community leaders have joined the call for a sugar tax to address rising levels of overweight and obesity in the Wannon Electorate.

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Glenvale School Lakes Edge Challenge

20-12-2016

Children from the Glenvale School and Principal, Geoff Parker present their Lakes Edge Challenge donation to WDHS Director of Nursing, Lorraine Hedley

December 6 2016

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