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‘Stop before the op’ – helping elective surgery patients quit smoking and reduce their risks

Smokers waiting for elective surgery on the Peninsula are being encouraged to quit in order to reduce their risk of infection and longer hospital stays by following just a few simple steps. The soon to be launched ‘stop before the op’ program will provide every Peninsula Health elective surgery patient with information on the negative […]

Summer Pulse magazine out now

Peninsula Pulse Summer 2012 is out now. In this issue: Nurse Practitioners – the changing face of nursing in Australia Multi-storey car park for Frankston Hospital Adolescent violence – a growing problem across Victoria New lease on life for aged patients Donations and efforts of some of our partners and Auxiliary groups For a copy visit your local […]

Peninsula Proud 28 April 1.30 – 5pm

A unique community event to be held at Hickinbotham of Dromana on Saturday 28 April will provide a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest on the health and wellbeing issues that affect people of diverse genders and sexualities. People attending Peninsula Proud on 28 April will be able to: Hear about […]

Blue Ribbon Golf Day – 23 March

This year, Peninsula Health will be joining with the Blue Ribbon Foundation – Peninsula Branch to host a Corporate Golf Day on Friday 23 March at the Peninsula Country Golf Club to raise funds for Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals’ Emergency Departments. The Peninsula Country Golf Club enjoys a reputation as one of the premier private […]

ICD Patient Support Group initiative at Peninsula Health

Heart patients residing on the Peninsula now have access to support services through a new Peninsula Health initiative. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) patients have a pace-maker-like device inserted close to their hearts to provide instant electric shocks that revert the heart’s rhythm to a consistent and regular pace. Until now, these patients have had to […]

The Southern Peninsula Woodworkers ‘Rock

Sitting in the foyer at Frankston Hospital is a marvellous almost life size rocking horse in need of a good home. The rocking horse has been donated by the Woodworkers Southern Peninsula Inc. of Rosebud and is valued at $2,500. It will be raffled by the Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies, to raise funds for a […]

Helping people to understand their healthcare rights

You can now access an Easy English version of the Charter of Healthcare Rights on our intranet The Easy English guide and poster have been produced by Scope for the Department of Health, and can be used for patients or clients who have difficulty reading or understanding information. The guide and poster use a mix […]

Esso and BHP Billiton donation contributes to Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department

Surgery can be avoided for some Frankston Hospital patients with fractures thanks to a joint donation from Esso and BHP Billiton. Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department received $10,000 to purchase an automatic pneumatic tourniquet system. This system enables manipulation of certain fractures in the Emergency Department, eliminating the need for admission to an operating theatre. Shamala […]

SHARPS team member receives award

The outstanding work of Peninsula Health SHARPS team member Melissa Virtue has been recognised through a significant award from Hepatitis Victoria. Melissa has been awarded the 2011 Mark Farmer Memorial Award for her outstanding service to the community through her work promoting awareness to people living with or at risk of hepatitis C. One of […]

Team work reduces mental health risk for mothers

Everyday, two more women are being identified as at risk of antenatal or postnatal depression by the Women’s Health Services at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. This may seem like a large number – but this is a good thing according to Dr Priscilla Yardley, Head of Psychology at Peninsula Health. “It means the signs of […]