News

Celebrating our mums and midwives

20-5-2016

Coinciding with Mothers Day is a celebration of midwives, who not only support the health of our mothers and babies, but provide friendship and a listening ear for many mums throughout our region.

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Penshurst Ladies Auxiliary raise $22k for new shed

29-4-2016

The official opening of a new shed at Penshurst and District Health Service was enjoyed by Penshurst Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and Advisory Committee members, WDHS staff, residents and relatives.

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Neil Sandford Volunteer of the Month – February

29-4-2016

WDHS Hotel Services Coordinator, Norm Saligari with WDHS February Volunteer of the Month, Neil Sandford

Western District Health Service (WDHS) February Volunteer of the Month, Neil Sandford started volunteering with WDHS nine years ago, supporting many areas of the Health Service.

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New patient transport service for Hamilton

7-4-2016

NPT Patient Transport Officer, Chris Eccles with WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald, NPT Northern Region Manager, Clyde Scorgie and WDHS Director of Corporate Services, Nick Starkie

A new non-emergency patient transport service will reduce the strain on local ambulances, increasing availability for those who require non time critical patient transfers.

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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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