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Francis Willey Volunteer of the Month - January

29-3-2016

WDHS’s January Volunteer of the Month, Francis Willey with his award

Western District Health Service (WDHS) January Volunteer of the Month, Francis ‘Frank’ Willey started volunteering with WDHS three years ago, supporting staff in the Planned Activity Group (PAG) program.

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ECG a ‘hole in one’ for Hospital Emergency

11-3-2016

Western District Health Service (WDHS) Medical Unit Manager, Aisling Cunningham demonstrates the advantages of the new portable ECG to Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald and Hospital Opportunity Shop Volunteers from L-R Cecelia O’Donnell, Dianne Price, Margaret Burgin, Helen Walker, Muriel Bailey, LerPaw Sanba, Wendy Fox and Shirley Schurmann

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Increased Cancer Services

15-2-2016

BRICC Acting Head of Oncology, Stephen Brown, WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald, BRICC Oncologist Dr Melanie Wuttke, Dr Andrew Bradbeer and WDHS Director of Medical Services, Dr Nic van Zyl in the current cancer treatment facilities at Hamilton Base Hospital

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WDHS Rowing Regatta

5-2-2016

Crews line up to kick off the WDHS Rowing Regatta 

Five ‘oar inspiring’ crews battled it out for line honours and the ‘Row4Life’ shield in the inaugural Western District Health Service (WDHS) Rowing Regatta at Lake Hamilton this week.

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New Corporate Services Director for WDHS

5-2-2016

New WDHS Director of Corporate Services Nick Starkie takes over the reins from outgoing Director Patrick Turnbull

New Western District Health Service (WDHS) Director of Corporate Services, Nick Starkie has a real passion for health and has been working in the sector since he left university in the early 1990’s.

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December Volunteer of the Month – Jennifer Groves

5-2-2016

WDHS’s December Volunteer of the Month, Jennifer Groves with her award

Western District Health Service (WDHS) December Volunteer of the Month, Jennifer Groves started volunteering with WDHS in 2007, supporting staff at The Birches aged care facility.

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Help shape drought support

22-12-2015

Join the conversation on drought funding.

Have your say in an online forum on how the Victorian Government should allocate the $10 million set aside in its $27 million Drought Response Package.

Visit: www.oursay.org/victoriandrought

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November Volunteer of the Month - Allan Olive

21-12-2015

WDHS’s November Volunteer of the Month, Allan Olive with his award

Western District Health Service (WDHS) November Volunteer of the Month, Allan Olive is a driver for the Hamilton Community Transport Service.

Mr Olive drives clients to various appointments predominantly on long haul trips, taking clients to Melbourne up to four times a month.

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October Volunteer of the Month – Elizabeth Gribbin

15-12-2015

WDHS’s October Volunteer of the Month, Elizabeth Gribbin with her award

Western District Health Service (WDHS) October Volunteer of the Month, Elizabeth Gribbin is a ‘pink lady’ ward volunteer, hospital information guide and also helps out at the Grange.

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North Hamilton Ladies Auxiliary turn the table for physios

11-12-2015

WDHS Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald, WDHS Physiotherapist Lauren Davies (lying), WDHS Physiotherapist Leah McGrath, Nancy Taylor, Kathie Vorwerk, May McLean, Cheryl Pitman, Joan Ladd (President), Jean Ross, Ethel Murray and Myra Bish. Absent Jill Iredell

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