Read all about the latest achievements and developments from the Western Health Foundation and from across Western Health.
Footscray patients in cancer test breakthrough
Two Western Health oncologists – and hundreds of Footscray Hospital patients – have contributed to a global breakthrough in cancer research.
Prof Peter Gibbs and A/Prof Jeanne Tie are part of an international team that has developed a blood test for eight common cancers, which could revolutionise the early detection and treatment of these diseases – and potentially save countless lives... Read More
WalkWest Corporate Champions
Congratulations to the team from Nufarm Australia for claiming this year's WalkWest Corporate Challenge.
This is the first time Nufarm had signed up to participate in WalkWest, generously supporting the event as one of our Gold Sponsors.... Read more
Cycling for a cause
Eleven intrepid cyclists recently completed the Otago Rail Trail across New Zealand's South Island to raise funds for Western Health.
The team of Western Health staff and supporters raised over $15,000 for patient care, while taking in the stunning views of New Zealand on the 150km ride.... Read more
A helping hand for patients in need
Recognising that many of our patients need additional support beyond what we as a health service can provide, The Western Health Foundation has launched a major appeal.
Through the Greatest Need Project, we have identified the gaps of support for some of our most vulnerable patients in the immediate hours and days following their discharge from hospital, and we are acting to fill those gaps.... Read more
New hospital taking shape
The Joan Kirner Women's & Children's Hospital (JKW&CH) is rapidly becoming a dominant building on the Sunshine site.
The new hospital is well on the way to completion, with the 9th floor – the top of the building – now in place, with Premier Daniel Andrews and Health Minister Jill Hennessy on hand to celebrate the 'Topping Out' ceremony in May.... Read more
Welcome to the new Foundation Director, Julia White.
Originally from Perth, I moved to Melbourne in 1996 and after trying on a few neighbourhoods around the city, eventually found my spiritual home in the western suburbs, where I have lived for the past decade.
I come to Western Health after seven years with Zoos Victoria, heading up their fundraising and philanthropic activities... Read more
Making wishes come true for terminally ill patients
For many of us, making plans for the future is something we do daily. But for those in our community with a life-threatening or terminal illness, the future is now and making the most of each day takes on a new meaning.
As part of the Wellcare Program at Sunshine Hospital, our team of dedicated nursing staff have been granting Wellcare Wishes to create treasured memories for patients nearing end of life, and their families.... Read more
Williamstown Hospital upgrade one step closer
With fundraising for the Williamstown Hospital Appeal now complete, the highly anticipated project has moved into the planning stage, with work scheduled to commence towards the end of this year.
Over $2.3 million was raised from the Appeal, thanks to the generous support of the local community.
Thank you to everyone who supported the Appeal. ... Read More
Situated in Williamstown’s popular shopping precinct, the Williamstown Hospital ... Read moreOpportunity Shop has long been a favourite browsing spot for the local community however it’s now becoming known far and wide as the place to find that little gem you’ve been searching for! ... Read More