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Have a cuppa on us

26-5-2020

WDHS Executive Assistance Georgie Dunn exchanges her Fox Coffee Voucher with Barista Kate Barber at the HBH Green Bean Café.

Staff at Western District Health Service (WDHS) have been treated to a free cup of coffee thanks to a generous donation by a local business.

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Hip hop for our healthcare workers

22-5-2020

Western District Health Service (WDHS) enjoyed a unique ‘hip hop’ dance experience with Sydney Dance Company’s Riley Fitzgerald last week.

Over seventy staff and their families signed up to participate in a live-streamed tutorial with Riley, to practice a few ‘hip hop’ moves and shake off the COVID-19 blues.

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Hands up for our volunteers

22-5-2020

WDHS Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald outside the Hospital Op Shop with volunteer Rose Howard who helped decorate the windows for National Volunteer Week.

This week is National Volunteer Week, and Western District Health Service (WDHS) is paying tribute to each of its 300+ volunteer and auxiliary group members. 

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Community must remain vigilant

15-5-2020

‘We are yet to see a significant outbreak in the Southern Grampians, but we need to remain vigilant to keep it that way’.

That’s the message from WDHS Chief Executive, Rohan Fitzgerald.

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Scrubs have nurses jumping for Joy

11-5-2020

Joy Ahearn (centre) pictured with ED/ICU nurses Chelsea and Kath

Hamilton resident Joy Ahearn has been busy sewing hats and scrubs for frontline nursing staff at WDHS during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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People without symptoms - COVID-19 testing now available

1-5-2020

This week the State Government announced it would be expanding COVID-19 testing throughout Victoria, to include people with no symptoms.

The purpose of the expansion is to provide authorities and healthcare professionals with an improved understanding of the spread of COVID-19 across the community.

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WDHS COVID-19 preparations continue with staff scenario testing

29-4-2020

WDHS Chief Anaesthetist Eve Shepherd and Theatre Unit Manager, Mark Stevenson work through a COVID-19 intubation scenario in the Hamilton Base Hospital Operating Theatre

Scenario testing at Hamilton Base Hospital is helping staff across the organisation to prepare for COVID-19 inpatients.

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Flowers bringing joy to hospital staff

27-4-2020

Hamilton Base Hospital's Director of Nursing Lorraine Hedley with medical ward staff, RN Cameron Dodd, RN Mel O'Brien, Unit Manager Shamim Mahabeer and RN Lauren Maloney.

For several weeks, local healthcare workers have been receiving beautiful bunches of flowers, in appreciation for their COVID-19 preparations.

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College provides accommodation for healthcare heroes

18-4-2020

Pictured - The Hamilton and Alexandra College Principal, Dr Andrew Hirst and WDHS Chief Executive Rohan Fitzgerald

Frontline hospital staff working late shifts or travelling long distances to work during the COVID-19 pandemic will have a place to stay, thanks to The Hamilton and Alexandra College.

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Seventh person tests positive at WDHS Drive-thru

11-4-2020

A seventh person has tested positive to COVID-19 at the Western District Health Service (WDHS) Drive Thru Clinic.

The man returned from an overseas trip before hotel quarantine regulations came into effect and has been isolating in the Glenelg Shire.

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