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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Youth - Wendy's passion to help young people realise their potential


Article courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator, 12 August 2017 edition

Wendy Dean

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Nurses from 1977 reunite


Article and photo courtesy of the Hamilton Spectator, 12 August 2017 edition

Nurses from 1977 reunite

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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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