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From Left:  Christine Said-PDH nurse, Cathy Radford-HRH nurse, Kristen Rowe-PDH nurse & Deb Tozer-PDH Urgent Care Centre Manager
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Tuesday 13 September 2016
Two new nurses exchange programs are giving Portland District Health urgent care centre nurses both teaching and learning roles. [read more]
Photo from Left: Brooke Kelly-PDH Cancer Support Nurse, Lorraine Pfeiffer-Cancer patient & Meredith Fredericks RSL Bowling Club ladies sub-section president
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Friday 9 September 2016
Hair loss during cancer chemotherapy can be one of the most upsetting aspects of treatment due to its obvious visibility. [read more]
Photo: John Beauglehole
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Thursday 8 September 2016
Mr Beauglehole, 77, recently received a cardioversion at PDH to overcome an irregular heartbeat. [read more]
Photo from Left: Rachel Siemon-Active Health Portland Practice Manager, Ros Jones-Director of Corporate Services, Jo Spurge-Acting Director of Primary & Aged Care Services
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Thursday 8 September 2016
Portland District Health is signposting its support for the White Ribbon campaign by displaying a series of promotional posters advocating for an end to violence against... [read more]
Photo: Simone Bannam
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Thursday 1 September 2016
After more than two years of battling breast cancer, Simone Bannam is determined to make the most of every day. [read more]
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Wednesday 31 August 2016
Portland Meals on Wheels recipients are in for a special treat today. [read more]
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Monday 29 August 2016
Portland District Health’s meals not only pass the taste test, the kitchen has passed its latest audit with 100 per cent compliance. [read more]
From Left: Brooke Smith, Exercise Physiologist, Veryan Caravelas and Briony Trace, Occupational Therapist
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
Walking her dog Daisy used to be a pleasure for Veryan Caravelas but a fall 14 months ago changed all that. [read more]
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Wednesday 24 August 2016
A positive accreditation review has confirmed that Portland District Health continues to provide safe, quality care to the community. [read more]
Chris Giles - After Surgery Photo
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Wednesday 17 August 2016
Portland District Health CEO Chris Giles admits she’s struggled with weight all her life, but it was the prospect of a potentially life-threatening illness that made her... [read more]
Dr Robert Harvey- New Portland Ophthalmologist
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Thursday 11 August 2016
Portland people needing specialist eye care will be able to access services closer to home with the recruitment of a new ophthalmologist at Portland District Health. [read more]
Photo from Left: Ros Pevitt, Sandy Burgoyne, Alex Campbell and Ann Miller
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Tuesday 9 August 2016
Portland District Health has a new-look Board of Management with the appointment of four new Directors. [read more]
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Friday 5 August 2016
Portland district residents are being urged to get active in a community-wide initiative to improve local health outcomes. [read more]
Photo: John Welsh
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Friday 5 August 2016
Things were bad enough for John Welsh when he was told he needed a knee replacement; it just got worse when he was referred away from Portland for the surgery. [read more]
Photo from Left: Gerry Leonard, Neil O'Donnell & John Bell
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Thursday 28 July 2016
Local health services are joining forces to promote the White Ribbon campaign to advocate for an end to violence against women. [read more]
Janice Bayne - Acute NUM & Fiona Heenan-Director of Primary & Aged Care Services
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Friday 22 July 2016
Portland District Health is setting a healthy example for the community with a new initiative to offer free fruit to patients, staff, volunteers and visitors. [read more]
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Friday 22 July 2016
Mavis Jennings has seen Portland District Health through the eyes of a long-serving staff member and more recently through the eyes of a patient. [read more]
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Tuesday 19 July 2016
A redevelopment costing nearly $300,000 will make life more comfortable for residents of Portland’s Harbourside Lodge with the installation of air-conditioning in all rooms... [read more]
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Monday 18 July 2016
Portland District Health has completed a remarkable hat-trick with a spotless 100 per cent cleaning audit for the third year running. [read more]
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Friday 15 July 2016
Harbourside Lodge had a welcome visit from the Halls Gap Zoo on Thursday 14 June. [read more]

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