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Danae Martin’s quick action earns emergency services Triple Zero Hero award

Susie, left, and Danae Martin with Triple Zero operator Jonathan James at Parliament House. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Horsham teenager Danae Martin is a hero in her family and now she has been recognised by emergency services as one of 31 young Victorians named Junior Triple Zero Heroes Danae, 17, called 000 at Easter in 2018 after her mother Susie fell through a second storey of their Horsham home. Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, […]

Jordan Grooby in for the long run

IN FOR THE LONG RUN: Jordan Grooby, left, and Andrew Sostheim make their way along the Western Highway as part of Mr Grooby’s 726-kilometre run from Melbourne Cricket Ground to Adelaide Oval. Mr Sostheim joined Mr Grooby for the Wimmera leg of the campaign, between Stawell and Kaniva. The run will help raise money and […]

Coats for the cold

Grampians Community Health employees are joining forces to help communities in need of a bit of winter warmth this year. Stawell Health and Community Centre has installed a rack for donated winter coats for elderly, homeless or community members struggling to keep warm in cold and wet conditions. Grampians Community Health chief executive Greg Little […]

Healthy projects receive Northern Grampinans funding

More than $55,000 in grants has been delivered to 14 different community organisations across Northern Grampians Shire. The council’s community grants program was centred around projects with a health and wellbeing focus, across purposes such as enhancing active living, improving mental wellbeing, supporting early years, preventing violence and physical injury, and healthy eating. Community organisations […]

Solar to bring cost savings to Ararat Hospital

An ‘exciting’ development at East Grampians Health Service will see huge cost savings resulting in more money being reinvested back into the service. A feasibility study conducted by Community Power Hub Ballarat identified an opportunity to reduce growing power costs at East Grampians Health Service through the implementation of two solar projects across four locations […]

Bids beyond expectations for brave Brax

Hayley Bird, Zoe Dickerson, Sam Matthews, Katrina Rabone, Megan Hutchinson and Rob Dolan at Beers For Brax.

A ‘phenomenal’ effort from Wimmera businesses and residents has helped raise nearly $50,000 for the cancer treatment of Horsham boy Braxton Williams. Hundreds of people gathered at Horsham’s Victoria Hotel on Sunday for a charity auction to support Braxton and his family, who relocated to Melbourne for treatment after he was diagnosed with a brain […]

New campus manager for Hopetoun

Rural Northwest Health’s new Hopetoun campus manager Jayne Maddick brings a wealth of medical experience and qualifications to her role. Mrs Maddick is a qualified critical-care nurse and has worked in Melbourne health-services in various management roles. Her most recent post was as a hospital co-ordinator with Cabrini Health in Malvern. Rural Northwest Health chief […]

Groundswell gathering opens cancer centre

Benefits ranging from clinical-service efficiencies to emotional support for patients and families underpinned a broad message at an official opening of the multi-million-dollar Wimmera Cancer Centre.

Horsham opens cancer centre

Jo Johns, centre, with members of her family. Jo's husband Don was instrumental in getting the Wimmera Cancer Centre up and going.

Benefits ranging from clinical-service efficiencies to emotional support for patients and families underpinned a broad message at an official opening of the multi-million-dollar Wimmera Cancer Centre. Speakers at a Horsham gathering included medical specialists and project leaders as well as cancer survivors and figureheads. All had a similar message – the centre represented a major […]

Telehealth to link critical health services

Wimmera Health Care Group’s Intensive Care Unit will soon be able to link from Horsham via telehealth to a critical-care specialist at Melbourne’s Alfred Health. Taking part in the Critical Care Telehealth Project is another way for Wimmera people to receive metropolitan-level care without leaving the region. Mildura Base Hospital implemented the Critical Care Telehealth […]


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