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New technology a boost for Radiology

2008 is shaping up to be a big year for the Frankston Hospital Radiology Department. A new x-ray room opened and earlier this month, the CR (Computed Radiography) component of the PACS project went live. PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) is the digital distribution of X-ray images and reports to the wards and departments […]

30 years and still smiling

91-year-old Ursula Clements is the Blairgowrie Auxiliary’s longest serving member with an incredible 30 years of service behind her. The Rye resident has helped raise funds for Rosebud Hospital by baking cakes, volunteering in the hospital canteen and organising card nights. Her tip for the perfect sponge cake – tasty cream and just the right […]

New program gives more choices

The DAFNE program, which helps people with Type 1 diabetes, has now run its second course at Peninsula Health. “DAFNE – Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating, is an intensive five day program, specific to Type 1 diabetes. It is designed to teach people how to be activated self-managers and gain confidence with their insulin adjustment,” […]

Free clinic for local women

Peninsula Health is reaching out to women in the community. It offers a free Women’s Health Clinic at Frankston Hospital available to women of all ages and staffed exclusively by women. The clinic, which has been operating for the past seven years, provides extensive services in sexual and reproductive health. Services provided include preventative health […]

Grad nurse earns top award

Felicity Whitten is the recipient of Peninsula Health’s Graduate Nurse Program Award of Excellence for 2007. The prestigious award comes as a great honour for the Rye resident who attended Padua College in Rosebud and Mornington before completing a double degree in Nursing/Health Promotion at Deakin University. “I couldn’t believe when they called my name […]

Rosebud walkers set a cracking pace

Rain, hail or shine – there’s nothing stopping the Rosebud Plaza Walkers. Every Thursday morning the group walk laps of the Rosebud Plaza Shopping Centre. It’s only window shopping for the participants who are up early and finished by the time the centre opens for trade. “The free indoor walking program is jointly run by […]

Frankston Hospital Stage 2A expansion kicks off

Work is underway on the $45 million expansion of Frankston Hospital. First cab off the rank was the Frankston Hospital Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Unit office. It was unceremoniously cut into three sections, loaded on a truck and moved from the back of the hospital to a new site between the hospital and the Frankston […]

31 new Interns join Peninsula Health

Finishing university and starting a new job is an exciting time for any new graduate. It will be especially exciting for Peninsula Health’s newest group of graduates who begin their careers as doctors. In their first year as professional doctors, the Interns will complete rotations within Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, and at other sites such […]

EQUIPMENT BOOST FOR FRANKSTON HOSPITAL

Key medical equipment at the Frankston Hospital will be updated as a result of $985,000 in Brumby Government funding, Health Minister Daniel Andrews announced today. Visiting the hospital to announce the equipment funding, Mr Andrews said the funding would be used to replace equipment which was now becoming outdated. The Frankston Hospital funding is part […]