Hospital meeting rescheduled

Where’s the Funding lobby group members Kerry Elliott and Rob Sinnett outside Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing’s office on Friday after a meeting with her staff, that has now lead to a rescheduled meeting this week.

Where’s The Funding community campaign organisers have welcomed a meeting with Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing, after their scheduled meeting last Friday was cancelled. The community lobby group is still desperately hoping to attract funding for a new West

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Ingrid forced to travel

Ingrid Thomas at work at Modra Technology in Warragul where she has had to juggle full time work with travelling for cancer treatment.

Ingrid Brown’s cancer journey is far from over.  With six months of treatment remaining, she would have loved to finish her chemotherapy at West Gippsland Hospital. But, the one day a week service and cramped facilities, makes it difficult for

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Petition seeks new hospital

Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood (left) and Opposition leader Matthew Guy (right) meet with WTF community action group members Rob Sinnett, Kerry Elliott and Joan Kinder at Parliament House on Thursday.

A petition calling on the state government to fund a new West Gippsland Hospital in May’s budget was tabled in Parliament on Thursday, with 9820 official signatures. It is expected petition documents with a further 300 signatures will be tabled

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Photo sends message

Hundreds of people came together on Saturday to send a visual message to the state government, calling for a new West Gippsland Hospital to be funded in the May budget. 

A picture is worth a thousand words and that was certainly the case on Saturday morning in Civic Park, Warragul. Hundreds of people took part in a large community photograph to send a visual message to the state government asking

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Sick of Waiting

Retired anaesthetist Rob Sinnett (centre) is leading the Sick of Waiting Action Team with (from left) Anne Curtin, Ormond Pearson, John Davine, Erika McInerney, Kirsten Finger (holding Nate), Kerry Elliott, John Roberts and Ruth Jones.

A community driven campaign is sending a clear message to the state government that they are “Sick of Waiting” for a new West Gippsland Hospital. The community action group is urging residents to lobby the state government for a funding

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Power blow out

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars.

New state contracts will blow out West Gippsland Healthcare Group’s electricity and gas costs this financial year by more than half-a-million dollars. The electricity bill will increase by more than $300,000 as a result of a new contract that applied

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Hospital feels pinch

Latest performance data released for the April to June quarter showed the West Gippsland Hospital was feeling the pinch of increasing demand, particularly in emergency.

Increasing demand on the West Gippsland Hospital’s emergency department has increased waiting times and reduced the number of patients being treated within targets. But, a blitz on elective surgery over the past 12 months has paid off, with the hospital

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More hospital beds

Health Minister Jill Hennessy announced a $3.3 million upgrade for emergency department facilities at West Gippsland Hospital on Friday and took the time to chat to patient Larry Hodder and his wife Doris of Warragul.

A $9.3 million windfall to the West Gippsland Hospital will deliver a new operating theatre and eight more beds in the emergency department. The state government funds will be used to build a new $3.3 million eight-bed short stay unit as

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New hospital promised

Welcoming news that an elected Coalition state government would replace the outdated West Gippsland Hospital with a new facility on a greenfield site are (from left) Committee for Gippsland ceo Mary Aldred, WGHG ceo Dan Weeks, shadow health minister Mary Wooldridge, Member for Narracan Gary Blackwood, opposition leader Matthew Guy and WGHG board chair Jane Leslie.

A new West Gippsland Hospital estimated to cost more than $300 million will be built if a Coalition state government is elected. Opposition leader Matthew Guy was in Warragul on Friday to announce the Coalition’s commitment to a new hospital

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Hennessy visits hospital

MP Jilll Hennessy gives patient Kenneth Roberts the thumbs up for his positive attiude and praise for local staff.

The State Government is well aware of the growing needs for health services in West Gippsland, according to Health Minister Jill Hennessy. The minister met with West Gippsland Healthcare Group management and board representatives on Thursday to “get a deeper

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