News

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Friday 08 September 2017
Volunteers from the Hallora Hall Committee were given a welcome reception by staff and patients in the Oncology Centre at the West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
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Friday 01 September 2017
Warragul’s Angela Evison knows the importance of acting fast if you think someone is having a stroke. [read more]
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Friday 01 September 2017
Staff and patients at the Haemodialysis Unit have decided to conduct a Big Red Kidney Walk in Warragul on September 10. [read more]
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Monday 14 August 2017
People who have been diagnosed with, or survived cancer, have additional support to improve their health and quality of life through a new pilot program offered through WGHG. [read more]
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Monday 14 August 2017
CEO Dan Weeks made a splash at the recent Snowfest Winter Festival in Warragul volunteering to get dunked in an ice tank for charity. [read more]
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Friday 14 July 2017
WGHG is close to reaching its target of $80,000 to purchase much needed medical equipment for its hospital and aged care residences. [read more]
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Friday 07 July 2017
WGHG is getting into the spirit of NAIDOC Week. Staff, indigenous elders and visitors celebrated with a flag raising ceremony in the garden at the main entrance to the hospital this week. [read more]
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Thursday 04 May 2017
A new integrated urology service will commence at West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) from 1st July 2017. [read more]
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Thursday 16 March 2017
WGHG in partnership with Blyth Bros Daffodil Growers in Ellinbank, are once again selling daffodil bulbs in March and April, to raise funds for WGHG’s Allied & Community Health division. [read more]
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Wednesday 07 December 2016
WGHG held its AGM on 17th November at the Warragul Reception & Conference Centre, which saw 150 people from the community attend. [read more]
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Monday 12 September 2016
Drouin Primary School can say it is one of the healthiest in the region after becoming the first local government school in the Baw Baw Shire to receive recognition in the Achievement Program. [read more]
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Wednesday 07 September 2016
Drouin Secondary College Year 8 students who are undertaking the 'Hands on Learning' program have grown a flourishing crop of vegetables throughout winter. [read more]
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Friday 05 August 2016
The National Heart Foundation of Australia has presented the Victorian 2016 Golden Shoe Awards to Heart Foundation Walking members who have gone that extra mile to improve health through walking in their community. [read more]
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Wednesday 20 July 2016
The recent Frock Up Death & Dying Event held to raise money for the WGH Oncology Unit drew a large crowd of over 250 people. [read more]
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Tuesday 24 May 2016
The Trafalgar Lioness Club recently donated two cheques to the West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
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Monday 23 May 2016
The children at Yarragon Early Learning Centre were excited to learn about ‘Eating a Rainbow’ when they were visited by the Health Promotion Team from WGHG in May. [read more]
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Wednesday 23 March 2016
21 years ago Elise Blyth was born at the West Gippsland Hospital and her grandparents John and Robin Blyth couldn’t have been happier. [read more]
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Thursday 17 March 2016
The Latrobe Central Group of the CWA recently held a fundraising event that raised $250 for the Breast Care nurse program based at WGH. [read more]
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Thursday 17 March 2016
The Drouin Golf Club Ladies Section recently held their Charity Golf Day which raised funds for WGHG's ‘Know Your Midwife’ (KYM) program. [read more]
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Tuesday 15 March 2016
The Yarragon Lions Club recently donated two resuscitation mannequins valued at $8,485 to the West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG). [read more]
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Thursday 03 December 2015
Club 88 recently donated $1,500 to the Oncology Unit at West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
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Thursday 15 October 2015
Affectionately known by staff and young patients as Dorothy the Dino, WGH staff recently farewelled their beloved dinosaur as she was loaded onto the back of a truck to her new home, the Warragul and District Special School. [read more]
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Monday 14 September 2015
WGHG’s Cooinda Lodge aged care residence recently received a contribution of $250,000 from the DHHS towards the refurbishment of the communal living and zone areas within the residence. [read more]
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Friday 10 July 2015
The Greenhills Community Benevolent Society recently donated $7,450 to the Haemodialysis Unit to fund three new inverter air conditioners in preparation for the up and coming summer period. [read more]
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Wednesday 08 July 2015
The WGHG Health Promotion Team and Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership (CWGPCP) recently completed the Drouin Food Security Project. [read more]
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Tuesday 16 June 2015
West Gippsland Healthcare Group recently conducted a four week ‘Blokes in the Kitchen’ men’s cooking course in Longwarry. [read more]
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Tuesday 07 April 2015
WGH will be the next area where smoking bans will be enforced as part of new state government legislation forcing people to butt out in public areas. [read more]
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Thursday 26 March 2015
The West Gippsland Healthcare Group are thrilled to have appointed Kathy Kinrade to the role of Director of Nursing and Midwifery. [read more]
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Wednesday 25 March 2015
The Blyth Bros Daffodil Growers in Ellinbank and West Gippsland Healthcare Group are holding their annual daffodil bulbs fundraiser in March and April, to raise funds for WGHG’s Allied Health Services. [read more]
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Monday 23 March 2015
West Gippsland Healthcare Group is delighted to announce the commencement of a large-scale Energy Efficiency Project which is being financed by the Victorian Government Treasury. Benefits include $5.7m infrastructure update, greenhouse gas savings of 2,500+ tonnes per annum, reduction of WGHG’s carbon footprint by +25%. [read more]
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Friday 21 November 2014
Radio station Star FM’s annual ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign has again delivered wonderful results with funds recently donated to the West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
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Thursday 13 November 2014
A study was recently conducted to investigate and document the communities’ perception and thoughts in relation to the proposed new hospital development. Here are the results. [read more]
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Tuesday 21 October 2014
Overwhelming community support for a new hospital on a greenfield site will form the backbone for pre-election lobbying for state government funding. [read more]
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Tuesday 02 September 2014
Last week, the West Gippsland Hospital’s District Nursing Service celebrated their 50th year of operation. [read more]
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Monday 25 August 2014
Thanks to a significant donation from the Drouin Auxiliary earlier this year, the West Gippsland Hospital recently took delivery of 48 new hospital beds. [read more]
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Thursday 27 February 2014
The Gippsland Sporting and Classic Car Register recently donated a $4,251 cheque to Cooinda Lodge to purchase a portable lifting hoist. [read more]
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Wednesday 12 February 2014
The West Gippsland Healthcare Group is thrilled to receive an enormous $400,000 donation from the Drouin Auxiliary. [read more]
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Troy Jennings, Aboriginal Liaison Officer was recently awarded Finalist in the 2013 Wurreker Awards, held in Melbourne. [read more]
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Thursday 28 November 2013
The annual ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by local radio station Star FM, proved yet again to be very successful with a total sum of $8086 donated to the children’s ward. [read more]
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Thursday 28 November 2013
Local Drouin business owner Paul Wakin from Watt A Sparky, recently showed his support to the children's ward by supplying them with handheld gaming consoles [read more]
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Sunday 20 October 2013
WGHG held their Annual General Meeting on 15th October which saw close to 100 people from the community attend. [read more]
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Tuesday 18 June 2013
Safety and security for doctors, nurses and other health staff at the West Gippsland Hospital will be boosted by a State government grant of $25,000. [read more]
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
The Gippsland 4WD Club recently presented a cheque for $15,000 to the West Gippsland Hospitals’ Operating Theatre. [read more]
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Thursday 23 May 2013
The Warragul Bowling and the Warragul RSL Bowls Club recently hosted fundraising events to raise funds for the Oncology Unit at West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]