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A helping hand for people experiencing homelessness

People experiencing homelessness who come into the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital are given personal care packages when they leave as part of a new initiative started by ED Nurse Unit Manger Trish O’Neill. “We decided to start creating these packs as there has been an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness […]

Keeping kids busy in the Emergency Department

Deputy Director of Frankston Emergency Department, Dr Jonathan Dowling, thanked Josh for his kind donation. When 10-year-old Josh’s brother was unwell he had to go to the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital. While waiting with his brother, Josh found there wasn’t a lot for kids to do to pass the time – which gave […]

Kids having fun improving their speech

Speech pathologist Sarah Billing with Cole and his Mum Rachael. When Cole was 2 years old, the Baxter boy’s Mum and GP noticed his speech was delayed for his age. Cole was referred to Peninsula Health’s speech pathology team with speech difficulties, partly due to a small hole in the roof of his mouth. “I […]

Veteran on the mend after nasty fall

88-year-old Royal Australian Navy veteran and Frankston local John Boyer was trying to put his slippers on when he had a bad fall at home, alone. “The rubber back on my slippers was caught so I reached down to pull it out and that’s when I fell,” explained John. “It was 10.10pm on a Saturday […]

Patients create ANZAC Day poppies

Patient Audrey with Peninsula Health diversional therapists Maureen and Gail and Jenny from Bunnings Mornington. Patients and staff at Peninsula Health’s The Mornington Centre have helped to hand-make a poppy trail to be erected in the WW1 Avenue of Honour at Mornington Secondary College as part of the school’s ANZAC Day celebrations. “I think it’s […]

Remarkable physio remembered through award and rehabilitation garden

Pictured: Tess Baker and Dean Gresle with Noosh’s husband and her parents Dean Gresle is the 2017 winner of the Noosh McGrath Excellence in Physiotherapy Award. The award is given each year in memory of Noosh McGrath, who gave a lasting contribution to patients and fellow staff members when she worked as a physiotherapist at […]

Changing times

Grace Sargent and Nurse Unit Manager Kylie Bradley. Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference. For Rosebud Hospital, that little thing patients and staff were struggling with was the condition and size of the bathrooms. With the renovations on Hillview and Walker Wards now finished, the new facilities are being warmly received. […]

Investment in caring in mental health

Michelle Shanti. For years, Peninsula Health has led the way with its award-winning Mental Health services, with an outdated in-patient facility at Frankston Hospital being the only drawback. But things are changing fast, with new State Government funding received to renovate the decades old adult inpatient area known as 2 West, and funds to build […]

Noel upbeat about hospital stay

Frankston South local Noel Austin never suspected the breathing difficulties he was experiencing were due to problems with his heart. “I couldn’t breathe properly so I had to sleep sitting up in a chair,” explained the 75-year-old. “So that’s when I came into the hospital and they said there is a problem with my heart […]

The Ageing Brain, Gait and Risk of Falls

Photo: Lavanya Sundararajan from Peninsula Health’s Falls Prevention Service and Professor Velandai Srikanth during Falls Week at Peninsula Health. The ageing brain, gait and a person’s risk of falls are all connected according to Peninsula Health’s Professor of Medicine Velandai Srikanth. “Falls occur in 30-60% of people as they get older,” explained Professor Srikanth when […]