Auxiliary Groups

Coleraine Homes for the Aged Auxiliary
The Homes for the Aged Auxiliary is a very small group of dedicated ladies who work tirelessly to provide items for the Hostels. Funds raised by the activities of the Auxiliary go toward the acquisition of equipment and furnishings.  If there was anyone that had some spare time and was interested in assisting the Auxiliary to please contact the Coleraine District Health Service Admin Office on 5553 2000 for information. The Homes for the Aged Auxiliary would welcome any new members with open arms.”

Hamilton Base Hospital Auxiliary
Support of groups like the Hamilton Base Hospital Auxiliary and the support of the community as a whole, enables the Health Service to continue to provide the range of services and quality of healthcare to the people of our district.

The Hamilton Base Hospital Auxiliary is actively seeking new members to share the friendship and social outlet offered by the group. 

Anyone interested in joining the Hamilton Base Hospital Auxiliary or would like to know more about the Auxiliary please contact Community Liaison Department of Western District Health Service on 03 5551 8540.

The Hamilton and District Aged Care Trust
The trust was formed in February 1993, when four trustees -Brian Newns, Tony Gurry, Diana Smith and Jenny Gubbins – held their first meeting.

The trust was instrumental in raising funds required for the Grange redevelopment, which was completed in early 2002 and opened by the Minister for Health in August 2002.

The completion of the Grange Redevelopment, has provided the frail aged of our region with the best possible accommodation for their twilight years.

They have also spent a great deal of time lobbying governments for the redevelopment of the old Hamilton House nursing home, which has now been fully redeveloped into the Birches Residential Care.

The objective that the trust set themselves when they were formed was this: “The aim of this group is to put people into an environment where they can be as happy as possible in their surroundings for the last part of their lives.”  The members of the trust are enthusiastic, unpaid people who willingly give their time and effort toward raising funds for the trust.

The Trust works closely with Western District Health Service (WDHS), and has significantly contributed over the years towards providing a fully redeveloped, 45 bed, state-of-the-art aged care facility, offering both low-level and high-level care, on the site of the old Grange Hostel in Hamilton.

The strength of the HDACT lies within their initiative and determination to raise as many funds as possible towards the improvement of aged care services in the district and the quality of life of our older and frail residents.

The trust is comprised of a committee of 25 members who regularly attend meetings. Mary-Rose Dean is the current chairman.

North Hamilton Auxiliary – Retired 2019 
The Auxiliary retired after 75 years of continuous service to the Health Service. They have done an amazing job, supporting the Hamilton Base Hospital over many years with the purchase of valuable equipment to enhance quality of service to patients. 

Hamilton Base Hospital Opportunity Shop
WDHS is indebted to the volunteers for their hard work and outstanding  contribution to the health service and community over many decades, raising funds to ensure our Health Service is equipped with the latest technology to improve patient outcomes through less invasive surgery.

Penshurst Ladies Auxiliary
Members do an amazing job and has supported the PDHS over many years with the purchase of equipment.

Coleraine District Health Service Auxiliary
The Auxiliary is made up of wonderful volunteers who give their time freely to raise funds for equipment and other items for our residents and patients.

The WDHS Board of Directors, CDHS Management Committee, residents, patients and staff very much appreciate the dedication and support of the Auxiliary.

Birches Auxiliary
A friend, supporter and fund raising group dedicated to enhancing the lives of residents of The Birches Residential Care facility.

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