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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Hospital door knockers prepare to hit the streets


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


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

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Midwives celebrated


Hamilton Spectator article, Tara Fry - Tuesday 9 May

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Handbury Lecture - Bionics expert to speak


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


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


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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