News

Category: Latest News Thursday 10 September 2020
Staff across WGHG received a surprise packet to lift their spirits and ask them the question, Are you ok? [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 19 August 2020
All visitors ARE required to wear a mask at all sites across the health service. This includes visitors to West Gippsland Hospital, Cooinda Lodge and Andrews House as well as Consulting Suites, Community Health, District Nursing and Warragul Linen Service. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 18 August 2020
As part of the COVID-19 pandemic response, the Victorian Government has provided funding to the WGHG to engage and support vulnerable communities in Baw Baw Shire. [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 20 July 2020
A massive exercise to test more than 800 staff at West Gippsland Hospital has returned NO positive cases for COVID-19. All residents tested at Cooinda Lodge Age Care are also clear. [read more]
Category: Latest News Saturday 11 July 2020
A Letter to families and carers….read more [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 09 July 2020
Struggling to put your mask on - here's some simple tips [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 11 May 2020
People seeking a test for COVID-19 should call the Warragul Specialist Centre, 197 – 199 Sutton Street Warragul, directly on 5642 6666 to make an appointment. [read more]
Category: Latest News Sunday 10 May 2020
COVID-19 has created financial challenges for many people across our community. For this reason the WGHG Board has decided to cancel the 2020 Annual Hospital Equipment Appeal. However people can still donate if they are in a position to. [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 06 April 2020
If you have returned from overseas in any country you must quarantine for 14 days. If you need to come to hospital and you've been overseas please PHONE US FIRST on 56230611. Please do not attend without notifying us first. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 31 March 2020
Staff at West Gippsland Healthcare Group have made a direct appeal to the West Gippsland community – ‘Stay Home. Save lives’. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 12 March 2020
The visitor elevator at West Gippsland Hospital will be closed from Monday March 16 for ten weeks to allow for a new replacement lift to be installed. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 05 March 2020
The Board of West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) has released its 2019-2024 Strategic Plan detailing where the health service’s focus will be over the next five years. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 20 February 2020
People living with, or caring for someone with, type 1 Diabetes can attend free information sessions to explain access to new free glucose monitoring system (CGM). [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 19 February 2020
Volunteers are selling tickets in the community with the aim of exceeding the $35,000 raised last year. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 12 February 2020
Have you been in China in the past 14 days? [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 10 February 2020
West Gippsland Hospital’s newly constructed third operating theatre will take its first surgical patients from Monday February 10, 2020. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 31 January 2020
Club 88 has answered the call to help patients who rely on life saving dialysis at West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 29 January 2020
As of 1 February 2020, the case definition for a person suspected to have contracted novel coronavirus has been expanded. Any person who has an acute respiratory infection and has been in mainland China or had close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus in the 14 days prior to onset of illness should be tested for the infection. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 28 January 2020
A team of secret angels who began fundraising in honour of a friends fight against cancer have raised $25,500 in eight months to support local cancer services. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 28 January 2020
Learning and development for clinical staff at West Gippsland Healthcare Group (WGHG) has been given a boost thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Yarragon Lions Club. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 15 January 2020
Our hospital does not have P2 or N95 masks. We have received a number of calls from the general public about current poor air quality and breathing issues. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 20 December 2019
Staff at West Gippsland Hospital know how to spread festive cheer. Over the past week staff have gone all out to dress their departments to lift the spirits of patients and visitors. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 19 December 2019
Gippslanders have dug deep for the annual ‘Give me 5 for Kids’ campaign run by Southern Cross Austereo which has raised a record $42,922.98 to be distributed equally to West Gippsland Hospital and Latrobe Regional Hospital. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 03 December 2019
Patients who rely on life saving dialysis at West Gippsland Hospital will benefit from a new Bendigo Bank Cluster donation fund. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 28 November 2019
Newborns and mothers will benefit from the generosity of the Lions Club of Drouin who have donated $24,000 to our Maternity Unit. [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 25 November 2019
WGHG has reported a challenging 12 month period marked by disruption caused by construction works and a disappointing financial result. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 31 October 2019
Volunteers of the Drouin Auxiliary Opportunity Shop presented a $300,000 cheque to WGHG - one of the largest single donations made by the Opp shop in its 69 year history. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 25 October 2019
Following almost 11 months, a new Short Stay Unit and a third Operating Theatre are complete at West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 03 October 2019
If you've tried to email West Gippsland Hospital or Healthcare Group this week your email has not come to us. [read more]
Category: Latest News Tuesday 01 October 2019
WGHG's Information Technology (IT) system has been impacted by a region-wide cyber security incident. This has not affected clinical services. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 25 September 2019
The new driveway and car park at West Gippsland Hospital will close on Saturday, September 28 at 3pm for re-surfacing works. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 15 August 2019
A $1.3 million development to construct accommodation to attract and retain healthcare professionals to West Gippsland Healthcare Group has been officially opened. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 15 August 2019
Elective surgery has re-commenced at West Gippsland Hospital following a two week closure of operating theatres due to issues with air conditioning. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 02 August 2019
Mothers planning to have their babies at West Gippsland Hospital now have access to modern ergonomic birthing beds in all four birthing suites. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 02 August 2019
Despite a good start to the recommencement of elective surgery at West Gippsland Hospital from July 15 unfortunately there has been a new issue associated with air conditioning. [read more]
Category: Latest News Saturday 13 July 2019
The front doors to West Gippsland Hospital have re-opened. People can WALK up the new pathway into the hospital or the Emergency Department. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 12 July 2019
Elective surgery will re-commence at West Gippsland Hospital from Monday July 15 following the completion of repair works on the existing theatres. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 10 July 2019
In recognition of NAIDOC Week, a flag raising and afternoon tea was held at our Allied & Community Health centre in Gladstone Street Warragul. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 05 June 2019
Children with continence issues will be diagnosed quicker and easier thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Rotary Club of Drouin to the West Gippsland Hospital Annual Equipment Appeal. [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 27 May 2019
WGHG is asking the community to show its generosity once again as its Annual Hospital Equipment Appeal continues. Read more... [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 24 May 2019
More than 100 West Gippsland Healthcare Group Volunteers attended a special luncheon to celebrate the extraordinary impact they make across the health service. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 22 May 2019
Allow extra time for parking. There are 3 major construction projects underway at West Gippsland Hospital. Click to view map for parking and access. [read more]
Category: Latest News Monday 15 April 2019
WGHG is the first healthcare service in Australia to receive Childwise accreditation. [read more]
Category: Latest News Sunday 14 April 2019
The Annual Charity Golf day to raise money for West Gippsland Hospital and the Warragul & District Specialist School has raised $37,000. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 22 March 2019
Part of the front lawn of West Gippsland Hospital has been fenced off to allow for a new roadway to join the first and second driveways off Landsborough Street and create a much needed new 27 bay car parking area. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 22 March 2019
A whopping fifty thousand daffodil bulbs have been donated for West Gippsland Hospital’s annual fundraiser for its Allied and Community Health programs. [read more]
Category: Thursday 21 March 2019
The purchase of a ventilator and a non-invasive humidifier is helping to improve care for people presenting with breathing difficulties to the Emergency Department at West Gippsland Hospital. [read more]
Category: Latest News Wednesday 06 March 2019
It took fifteen concrete trucks and 115 cubic metres of concrete poured over a 6 hour period to set the foundations for the new Short Stay Unit. [read more]
Category: Latest News Friday 01 March 2019
Cowboy hats, line dancing and cacti were the order of the day for Cooinda Lodge aged care residents who recently enjoyed a ‘Wild West’ day of activities and a barbecue luncheon. [read more]
Category: Latest News Thursday 14 February 2019
A group of volunteers have answered the call to help people find their way around West Gippsland Hospital while building works are underway. [read more]
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