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Wimmera Cancer Centre thanks family for donation at open day

Jo Johns, WHCG Foundation chairman Graeme Hardman and Rachael Littore from Rachael's Wish at the new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

After years of planning and construction, Wimmera Cancer Centre was officially opened to the public at the weekend. Among the community members to attend the opening of the new facility were Gwen Bourchier and her extended family, including children and grandchildren. Mrs Bourchier made a large donation to help fund the construction of the cancer […]

Stawell health extends invitation

Stawell Regional Health will consult with the LGBTIQ community and their allies tomorrow about the provision of services. Stawell Regional Health chief executive Libby Fifis said the organisation wanted to understand LGBTIQ experiences including the specific access, health and wellbeing needs of the LGBTIQ community. “This conversation will help us to plan services that are […]

Bridget Noonan special guest at International Women’s Day lunch in Horsham

Wimmera people have a rare chance to hear from Noradjuha trailblazer Bridget Noonan at a International Women’s Day lunch in Horsham on March 8. Ms Noonan made history last year with her appointment as the first woman Clerk of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly in 161 years. Event organiser Robyn Lardner said she was delighted to have […]

Youngcare grants available for Wimmera families

Wimmera families caring for a person with high care needs at home can apply for grants of between $2000 and $10,000 with not-for-profit charity Youngcare. Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy encouraged families to take advantage of the At Home Care grants. “The grants provide funding for equipment, home modifications and essential support or respite […]

Stuart Tripp delivers inspirational message

Australian Paralympian Stuart Tripp visited Horsham Primary School on Friday to share his life experiences with students from grades three to six. Mr Tripp represented Australia at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Paralympics, winning a silver medal in the 2016 handcycling time trial. Mr Tripp was 24 years old in 1994 when a car […]

Public invited to Wimmera Cancer Centre tour

Wimmera Health Care Group is inviting Wimmera and southern Mallee communities to tour the region’s new Wimmera Cancer Centre in Horsham this weekend. The health group is providing the opportunity as a way of saying ‘thank you’ to the region for supporting the concept for the past four years. Chief executive Catherine Morley said the […]

Ararat model train show to reveal new era

Ararat Model Train Show will provide an opportunity for model enthusiasts to gain insight into how the hobby has evolved. Grampians Model Railroaders are using this weekend’s show, their second in Ararat, to reveal how modern technology is expanding the pastime into a variety of directions. They are also using the event to raise money […]

A stronger community through resilience

A visit from mental wellbeing program The Resilience Project has given hundreds of Stawell residents strategies to help them overcome adversity. The project – which operates workshops and seminars that provide positive mental health strategies for schools, sports clubs and businesses – spent three days in Stawell earlier this month. Presenter Martin Heppell ran a […]

Aged-care guru Wendy Walters switches groups

Wendy Walters will join Wimmera Health Care Group as residential services director after spending nine years working in aged care at Rural Northwest Health. Ms Walters has been working as Warracknabeal campus aged-care manager, where she has piloted and guided the development of an award-winning aged-care model. She follows former Rural Northwest Health chief executive […]

2019 Volunteering Recognition Awards nominations open

I am pleased to announce that nominations for the 2019 Volunteering Recognition Awards are now open. Hosted every two years, the Volunteering Recognition Awards celebrate the role volunteers play across the region and bring together individuals and organisations in acknowledging outstanding achievements. From young volunteers to new residents, Landcare to foster carers, strong community programs […]


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