News

Hospital door knockers prepare to hit the streets

13-5-2017

From left are, Penshurst volunteer Gwen Rentsch, Monivae students Jason Linke (Year 11), Ruby Kelly (Year 7), Harry McGinley (Year 11), Mairead Kelly (Year 10), Tobi Cook (Year 11), and WDHS Director of Nursing Manager Coleraine, Bronwyn Roberts.

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Skate event proves a hit

11-5-2017

Hamilton Spectator article, Thursday May 11, Brendan Bunworth
Photo - Lara Fitzpatrick

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Midwives celebrated
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9-5-2017

Hamilton Spectator article, Tara Fry - Tuesday 9 May

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Handbury Lecture - Bionics expert to speak

4-5-2017

Director of Melbourne’s Bionic Institute, Professor Robert Shepherd, to speak at the 18th Annual Handbury Lecture

Guest Speaker at this year’s Handbury Lecture on May 16 is head of Melbourne’s internationally renowned Bionics Institute, Professor Robert Shepherd.

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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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