News

New partnership to ‘make a difference to farmers’ lives’

30-9-2015

Western District Health Service Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald and Rural Bank General Manager Agribusiness, Will Rayner sign the new Memorandum of Understanding between the two entities.

Rural Bank and the National Centre for Farmer Health (NCFH) have announced a new partnership that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of farmers and their communities.

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Community forum to discuss local cancer services

24-9-2015

Caption: Oncology trained nurses, Carmen Jacobs and Carol Schereck in the Hamilton Base Hospital Chemotherapy Unit

Western District Health Service (WDHS) will hold a forum to discuss the expansion of services for patients accessing treatment and support for cancer.

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WDHS Volunteer of the Month – Bill Edge

24-9-2015

WDHS’s July Volunteer of the Month, Bill Edge with his award

Western District Health Service (WDHS) July Volunteer of the Month, Bill Edge is a volunteer driver for the Hamilton Community Transport Service.

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Penguins drive the treadmill

21-9-2015

L-R WDHS Physiotherapist Stephan Burnell with Friday Night Drive In Committee members Carly Behncke, Renae Porter (Chair), Simon McKinley, Libby Macgugan and sponsor Nic Cullinane from Kings Cars come to see the new equipment purchased for the Rehabilitation Gym of the Hamilton Base Hospital

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New Chairman of the Board - Hugh Macdonald

11-9-2015

The new chairman of the Western District Health Service (WDHS) Board is Mr Hugh Macdonald.

Mr Macdonald, a member of the board since 2006, said it was an honour to be chairman fo the health service.

"(WDHS) is a major employer in the town and the history of the health service has been fantastic over the last 10 to 15 years," he said.

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Chris Phillips - Volunteer of the month

11-9-2015

Chris Phillips, volunteer of the month for June, with WDHS staff members Mandy Straw, Hayley Hiatt and Kaye Roberts-Rundell

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GenR8 Change – leading the way on childhood obesity

11-9-2015

SGGPCP Executive Officer, Janette Lowe, SGSC Councillor, Dennis Dawson, WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald, Deakin University Professor, Steven Allender, Surgeon, Stephen Clifforth and SGSC Councillor Paul Battista at a breakfast to discuss the GenR8 Change initiative.

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Rose’s volunteering – good for the soul

14-8-2015

Rose Howard recipient of the Charlie Watt Volunteer of the Month Award for May

‘Everybody should volunteer, it’s good for the soul,’ says Rose Howard, recipient of the Western District Health Service (WDHS) Charlie Watt Volunteer of the Month Award for May.

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Sheepvention comes to The Grange

14-8-2015

Residents of the Grange watch with interest as Robbie Sluggett and Terry Rowbottom blade shear their sheep

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Celebration launches new employment plan

9-7-2015

Winda Mara Dance Group dancers perform during Naidoc Week Celebrations to launch the WDHS Aboriginal Employment Plan

Winda-Mara Dance Group helped celebrate the launch of the Western District Health Service (WDHS) Aboriginal Employment Plan during NAIDOC week celebrations this week.

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