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COLERAINE BREAKS THE SILENCE AROUND VIOLENCE - Coleraine Football Club to host White Ribbon Round

30-6-2017

 

Media Release from White Ribbon Australia

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Knitted bowel a conversation starter

19-6-2017

A giant knitted bowel weighing over 30kg and complete with polyps, haemorrhoids and diverticula pouches, is on display at Hamilton Base Hospital during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month.

Western District Health Service (WDHS) is partnering with the Woolly West Fest to exhibit the bowel in Hamilton and surrounding areas over the coming weeks.

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Incontinence ‘no laughing matter’

14-6-2017

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

27-5-2017

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

15-5-2017

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

13-5-2017

Hamilton Spectator article, Saturday May 13

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Hospital door knockers prepare to hit the streets

13-5-2017

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

11-5-2017

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

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Midwives celebrated
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9-5-2017

Hamilton Spectator article, Tara Fry - Tuesday 9 May

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Handbury Lecture - Bionics expert to speak

4-5-2017

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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