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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 […]

Health partnership between Yea and Yarriambiack

A networking and learning opportunity between two rural health services will help improve aged-care health outcomes for Wimmera communities. Yea and District Memorial Hospital board directors and executive staff visited Rural Northwest Health’s Yarriambiack Lodge at Warracknabeal as part of a collaborative learning exercise. Rural Northwest Health chair Julia Hausler said the Yea team was […]

Build IT Wimmera, shining a spotlight on building and design

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Bid for brave Brax – ‘I look like Grandpa now’

Five-year-old Horsham boy Braxton Williams is in the fight of his young life. Braxton was diagnosed with a brain tumour in January, forcing his mother to relocate to Melbourne and sell her home to fund his treatment. The Wimmera community has rallied around Braxton and his family, organising a 'Beers and a Bid for Brax' charity auction at Horsham's Victoria Hotel on Sunday, June 16.

Life has no pause button – a lesson Horsham boy Braxton Williams’ family learned in devastating fashion in January when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Turning wood in Ararat helps search for cure

HELPING HAND: From left, Central Western Woodworkers Group president David Mitchell, Kathryn Mills Fund representative Garry Mills, Ararat Breast Cancer Support Group’s Kay Fox, and Ararat woodworkers Laurie Brewster and Lew Day. Central Western Woodworkers Group is donating $1000 to both the fund and group as part of Grampians U-Turn. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Woodturning enthusiasts from across Victoria are in Ararat gleaning knowledge and information from each other as part of an annual Grampians U-Turn event. Central Western Woodworkers Group, made up of five clubs, meets four times a year and one of the major gatherings is the Grampians U-turn. The event, which started at Ararat Harness Racing […]

Crazy socks for mental health

PART OF THE TEAM: Horsham’s Lister House Medical Clinic’s Amanda Wilson, Dr David Wilson and Dr Kannan Ramanathan wear colourful socks ahead of ‘Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day’ on Friday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s Lister House Medical Clinic staff will wear crazy and colourful socks to work on Friday to help raise awareness for medical workers’ mental health. The clinic is joining a worldwide ‘Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day’ campaign for the first time, hoping to start a ‘conversation’ with its light-hearted attire. Clinic nurse manager Amanda Wilson […]


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