Door Knockers raise 61k for WDHS


Volunteer Door Knockers Paula Hoy and Wendy McInnes celebrate another successful WDHS Door Knock Appeal, with Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald.
Photo courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator.

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Cousins born on the same day


Sisters Nastassja Lewis and Sasskia Bastock both remarkably had baby boys on the same day at Hamilton Base Hospital this week.

Kayden Lewis was born just after midnight and little Arthur Bastock at around 10am on Wednesday morning.

“Our due dates were two weeks apart, so we’d joked about having our babies on the same day, but we didn’t actually expect it to happen.

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HBH cancer and dialysis redevelopment set to kick off


Pictured: Hugh Macdonald, Stephen Brown, Jan Ivory, Rohan Fitzgerald

The Western District Health Service (WDHS) Cancer Treatment and Dialysis redevelopment is set to kick off in the coming months, with commercial builders currently being asked to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) to construct the $1.8 million facility.

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Business community gets behind Medicine Ball


Picture courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator - pictured John Hedley, Belinda Potter, Leonie Sharrock, Stuart Thomson, Michael Nguyen, Lindsay Fush, Michael Nolte, Jordan Lanigan, Tim Roll.

Hamilton’s business community is coming together to support the Medicine Ball, Western District Health Service’s (WDHS) major fundraiser for the year.

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COLERAINE BREAKS THE SILENCE AROUND VIOLENCE - Coleraine Football Club to host White Ribbon Round



Media Release from White Ribbon Australia

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Knitted bowel a conversation starter


A giant knitted bowel weighing over 30kg and complete with polyps, haemorrhoids and diverticula pouches, is on display at Hamilton Base Hospital during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Western District Health Service (WDHS) is partnering with the Woolly West Fest to exhibit the bowel in Hamilton and surrounding areas over the coming weeks.

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Incontinence ‘no laughing matter’


WDHS Continence Nurses, Sara Derksen and Jess McLeod hope to increase awareness of the support services available during World Continence Week

Incontinence is ‘no laughing matter’ and to highlight ‘World Continence Week’ 19-25 June, Western District Health Service (WDHS) is raising awareness about where to seek help and how to manage and treat symptoms.

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Celebrating the joys of reading


Children from the Hamilton and Alexandra College Junior School, L-R / front to back - Sophie Paton (Year 5), Yolanda O’Sullivan (Prep), Amelie Shrive (Year One), Amelia Bradbeer (Year Two), Sybil Fleetwood (Year 5), Olivia Mann (Year 5) with Ben Vallance (Year 5) read to Birches resident Dorothy Eagles as part of the 2017 National Simultaneous Storytime Activity

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Embroidery piece a labour of love


L-R Front: Rohan Fitzgerald, Carmel Schlaghecke, Jill Wilson
Back row: Heather Funk, Angela Heyne, Robyn Starling, Kerry Mortimer & Robyn Bellchambers

A beautiful surface embroidery work donated by the Hamilton Embroidery Guidance Group is currently on display in the entrance hallway at Hamilton Base Hospital.

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International Nurses Day


Hamilton Spectator article, Saturday May 13

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