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Peninsula Health helps 92-year-old to recover and remain independent

Pictured: Margaret has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 40 years 92-year-old Sorrento woman Margaret Stewart is recovering in Rosebud Hospital after having problems with her heart. “I collapsed at home and was rushed in an ambulance to the Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital on the Peninsula,” explained Margaret. “They found […]

Am I at risk of developing a blood clot?

Pictured: Peninsula Health pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are raising awareness of Venous Thromboembolism. People of all ages can be affected by the formation of blood clots in the veins – officially known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). May 15-19 is Peninsula Health VTE Awareness Week. Pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are reminding patients […]

What is the Rainbow Tick Accreditation?

The Peninsula Health Rainbow Tick Steering Committee. Peninsula Health is currently working towards gaining its Rainbow Tick Accreditation. Once achieved Peninsula Health will be the first entire Health service in Australia to achieve the Rainbow Tick. “The Rainbow Tick Accreditation supports organisations to understand and implement Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) inclusive […]

Peninsula Health staff star at Victorian Allied Health Research Conference

Pictured: Michelle Sargent and the poster explaining her research project. Eleven Peninsula Health staff members presented their research to other allied health professionals from across Victoria at the Victorian Allied Health Research Conference last month. “We have a strong research culture at Peninsula Health so this conference was a fantastic opportunity for us to share […]

Unstoppable volunteer nominated for award

When Dolores Jaeger moved to Langwarrin from Shepparton she knew nobody until another lady introduced herself at the local shops, and asked her to join their walking group. Fast forward 10 years and Dolores has now clocked up more than 4000 hours walking, providing warm up and cool down exercises as a volunteer walk leader […]

Auxiliary a surrogate family for Carinya residents

The Friends of Carinya Auxiliary is committed to helping make the everyday lives of Carinya residents more special. “It’s like a surrogate family to residents,” explained Marion Sparrow, secretary and one of the founding members of the auxiliary 25 years ago. “We help them to purchase or do things to offer them the best possible […]

Outstanding young volunteer helping patients and visitors find their way

Adam Raftopoulos first came to Peninsula Health as a shy but enthusiastic nineteen-year-old looking to gain voluntary experience in the health sector. Fast forward one year and Adam’s bubbly and genuine personality has shone through, making him the perfect fit for the Volunteer Help Office ‘greet and guide’ role, which supports patients and visitors with […]

Ultra-Sound plays key role in the safe birth of twins

When Frankston Mum Chantelle Morrissey had an Ultra-Sound at 32 weeks pregnant with twins, what they discovered changed the course of her pregnancy. “The Ultra-Sound picked up that one of the twins was breech,” explains Chantelle. “The next Ultra-Sounds at 34 and 35 weeks found that she still hadn’t moved.” As one of the twins was bottom down […]

Take a break for cancer patients on the Peninsula

Peninsula Health is encouraging people to Take a Break for Cancer by hosting their own fundraising events to help bring world class cancer services to the Mornington Peninsula. “Every year more than 1500 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula alone,” said Joan Thomas, Nurse Unit Manager of the […]

Twins frenzy at Frankston Hospital

Mum Val with Lars and Dad Glen with Odis in the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital. There was a record four sets of twins all at Frankston Hospital at the same time at the end of April, with three sets in the Special Care Nursery and one set in the Women’s Health Unit. Balnarring […]