Read all about the latest achievements and developments from the Western Health Foundation and from across Western Health.
Vietnamese community honoured for support of Joan Kirner Women's and Children'sOctober 2019
Members of the Vietnamese community, who donated towards the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's, were honoured in a special celebration at Sunshine Hospital with the unveiling of a plaque by the Hon. Bronwyn Pike, Chair of Western Health Board. Read more
BankVic Sponsorship Supports Allied Health ResearchOctober 2019
Physiotherapist Vanessa Wilson has been awarded the 2019 BankVic Allied Health Research Grant at the recent Western Health Research & Best Care Conference for her work to manage blood glucose levels for diabetes patients undergoing rehabilitation. Read more
Williamstown Hospital breaks new groundOctober 2019
Renovation works are now underway at Williamstown Hospital with the new Heart of Williamstown project officially 'breaking ground' on Tuesday 15 October. Read more
Partners in Health corporate lunchOctober 2019
The annual Western Health Foundation 'Partners in Health' corporate lunch was held on Friday 11 October bringing together industry peers and colleagues to explore ways of partnering together to deliver innovative healthcare solutions. Read more
New playground unveiled following volunteer fundraising effortsOctober 2019
A new playground has been unveiled at the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's for the thousands of sick children and their families who will visit each year, thanks to the collective fundraising efforts of volunteers from the Sunshine Hospital Auxiliary and Sunshine Hospital Opportunity Shop. Read more
Rotary Fundraiser Supports BreastWestSeptember 2019
The BreastWest team at Western Health have received a generous donation of $9000 following a sold-out Pink Breakfast fundraiser hosted by the Rotary Club of Point Gellibrand on Tuesday 10 September. Read more
New Board Chair for Western Health Foundation
Karen Bolinger, former CEO of the Melbourne Convention Bureau, has been appointed as the new Board Chair for Western Health Foundation replacing Bob Scarborough. Read more
Works started on a new Heart for Williamstown HospitalSeptember 2019
Williamstown Hospital will soon have a new 'Heart' thanks to the generosity of donors who raised $2.5 million for the redevelopment of key public areas within the hospital, starting this month. Read more
Heartbreaking loss leads to generous donationJuly 2019
The family of Luca Sautchuk have managed to turn their grief of losing a child into a way of helping others by donating a cuddle cot to the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's. Read more.
A cut above the restJuly 2019
Mother and daughter Sarah and Caitlin have proved to be a cut above the rest, raising $2137 in support of the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital by cutting off their hair. Read more.
Chinese community dig deep for Joan Kirner Women's and Children's
The generosity of Melbourne's Chinese community knows no bounds, with over 450 guests from across Melbourne coming together on Friday 28 June to raise $153,000 (and counting!) in support of the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital. Read more.
Donation from Yarraville Lodge to support BreastWest programJune 2019
A generous donation of $5000 from the Yarraville Lodge, a member lodge of Freemasons Victoria, will support women in Melbourne's west undergoing breast cancer treatment through Western Health's BreastWest program. Read more
Peddling for a good cause
A dedicated team of doctors and associates of Western Health have recently undertook an epic 325km cycle challenge across Sri Lanka raising $18,592 in support of Western Health....Read More
Western Health and Netflow announce partnership to improve public health outcomes in Melbourne's westApril 2019
Western Health and Netflow have announced a 23-year partnership to provide support to patients experiencing hardship through Western Health's Greatest Needs Project....Read More
WalkWest raises $100,000 for the Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine HospitalMarch 2019
Over 1,200 staff, patients, families, volunteers, friends and members of the community came together on Sunday 24 March at Footscray Park for the annual WalkWest fundraiser in support of Western Health...Read More
Vietnamese community come together to support the Joan Kirner Women's and Children'sMarch 2019
The Vietnamese Community in Melbourne's western suburbs have come together to raise in excess of $300,000 towards the new Joan Kirner Women's and Children's at Sunshine Hospital...Read More