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Research on the forefront at Peninsula Health

Professor Velandai Srikanth, Dr Nigel Broughton, Professor Helena Teede, Ms Sue Williams, Mr Naim Melhem, Dr Tim Williams, Professor John Botha, Ms Nancy Hogan and Professor Henry Ekert. Peninsula Health’s Chair, Ms Nancy Hogan, has highlighted a new partnership with Monash University and the appointment of the first Professor of Medicine as significant steps forward […]

‘Thinking and moving is key to ageing well’ says leading US professor

Peninsula Health Professor of Medicine Velandai Srikanth and National Institute of Ageing Professor Stephanie Studenski at Peninsula Health’s Medicine Grand Round on 9 November. When it comes to ageing, being able to think and move are key to being able to live independently, according to Professor Stephanie Studenski, from the National Institute of Ageing in […]

Rotary Fun Run delivers for sick kids

Pictured: Caleb’s Mum Lynn, Paediatric Ward Nurse Unit Manager Helen Hutchins and Nurse Leanne with Caleb. Caleb is a frequent patient on the Paediatric Ward at Frankston Hospital – he is prone to nasty chest infections, and sometimes needs to be treated at the Hospital. “Caleb has chronic lung disease so he has to sit […]

Colouring is not just for kids

Peninsula Health diversional therapist Gail Russo and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula author and counsellor Rose Farfalla, with patients using the colouring books at The Mornington Centre. A quintessential kid’s activity is being used as an innovative therapy for patients with dementia and those recovering from strokes. “Colouring is proving very successful in calming a lot of […]

Peninsula Health fixing feet in Arnhem Land

Georgia at one of the remote communities she visited in the Northern Territory.  Peninsula Health senior podiatrist, Georgia Coombes, has recently returned from a successful and challenging week working with remote communities across vast distances in the Northern Territory. Georgia spent time in the Laynhapuy Community Health Service across the homelands of Yilpara, Gurrumuru, Dhalinbuy, Wandawuy […]

Giving back to the carers who give so much

Some of the carers enjoying afternoon tea at Cruden Farm. Caring for a loved one with a mental illness is a lifelong commitment, according to Maddy Dodd from the Mental Health Carers Support team at Peninsula Health. “Caring for someone with a mental illness isn’t like looking after someone with a broken leg that will […]

Five easy ways to improve your diet by eating more veggies

Peninsula Health dietitian Sarah Groves shares her tips for how you can improve your diet. Hint: they don’t include buying expensive superfoods or vitamin tablets. Eating more vegetables is the first thing we could change in our diets to improve our health and body’s well being.  October 16th marks the beginning of National Nutrition Week […]

A first in Metastatic Breast Care for Peninsula Health

McGrath Foundation Metastatic Breast Care Nurse Jenny Macindoe. Jenny Macindoe has specialised in helping women and men with breast cancer for the last twenty years. She will now be helping metastatic breast cancer patients and their families on the Mornington Peninsula after joining Peninsula Health as Victoria’s first McGrath Foundation Metastatic Breast Care Nurse. Jenny […]

The challenges and rewards of mental health nursing

Jaimi Rogers at 2 West, Frankston Hospital Ever wondered what it is like to work as a mental health nurse? In this Q&A, Jaimi explains what her job involves and shares her passion for working in this area at Peninsula Health. Name: Jaimi Rogers Job: Endorsed Enrolled Nurse- Mental Health How long have you worked […]

Retirees raise funds for much needed special equipment for Peninsula Health’s Oncology Unit

John McQuarrie, Peninsula Health Chemo/Oncology Day Unit Nurse Unit Manager Joan Thomas, Managing Director of Lifestyle Communities James Kelly, Peter Dwight, Ray Nickles and Veronica Welburn-Brown. John McQuarrie has been a volunteer in Peninsula Health’s pastoral program for a number of years. During his time spent volunteering on the Chemo/ Oncology Day Unit at Frankston […]