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Peninsula Health leading by example on gender diversity

Peninsula Health’s equal gender spilt at both Board and Executive level is an example to other organisations on International Women’s Day, writes Jessica Mills.  “I am proud that we have gender parity on our Board and in our Executive Team at Peninsula Health, as well as many other talented women leading teams throughout our organisation,” […]

Family’s five kids all born at Frankston Hospital

Elisa Brown and her husband Jay welcomed their first son into the world at Frankston Hospital on 2 March. “He is our first boy – we already have four girls,” explained Elisa. “I have had all of my babies at Frankston Hospital. We used to live in Langwarrin, but when we moved to Cranbourne I […]

Looking after patients and their families after the ICU

Professor Ruth Endacott (far right) with Peninsula Health nurses. UK Professor Ruth Endacott spoke to nurses from Wards 5FN and 5FS at Frankston Hospital about caring for patients after they have been transferred from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “The ICU is a scary place for all of us,” said Professor Endacott, a critical care […]

Walking side by side to better health

Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer Lisa Coppe and Koolin Balit Coordinator Helen Bnads.  For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people admitted to hospital, Helen Bnads and her team help to make their stay more comfortable. There are two Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officers who work full-time across all inpatient areas of Peninsula Health, including the Emergency Department, […]

Clean clothes when you need them most

Jenni O’Sullivan (second from left, front row) and Elissa Rolland (fourth from left, back row) with ACE volunteers at Frankston Emergency Department.  The ACE volunteers at Frankston Emergency Department (ED) are running a donated clothing stand so that patients can go home in clean clothes. “It’s so much nicer to send someone home in clean […]

Living an active life with kidney disease

Janette receiving dialysis at Frankston Hospital. When Frankston resident Janette felt unwell during Christmas eighteen years ago she dismissed it as food poisoning – little did she know it was something far more serious. “I lost a lot of weight but when I thought I’d recovered I tried to go back to my old routines […]

Short-Stay Theatre the latest innovation at Frankston Hospital

Residents on the Mornington Peninsula will now benefit from a new state-of-the-art short-stay operating theatre at Frankston Hospital. The pioneering project was officially launched on Friday morning at Frankston Hospital by Peninsula Health CEO, Sue Williams, and the State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke.  “This important new facility brings the total number of operating theatres […]

Shirley receives life-saving heart stent

Shirley is now recovering in Frankston Hospital after having a heart attack. 84-year-old Shirley Swain loves playing lawn bowls, eats healthy and lives a very active lifestyle – not the sort of person you would expect to have a heart attack. “I shouldn’t have had a heart attack – I’ve done all the right things […]

How to eat mindfully

Clinical Dietitian Zhoe Wharrington and Peninsula Health’s Head of Psychology, Priscilla Yardley, spoke about mindfulness and how it can be applied to eating. Do you ever eat to the point you feel like you are going to be sick? It may be time to consider practising mindful eating. “Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable […]

Two generations of nurses trained at Peninsula Health

Melanie and Emily McCulloch at the Nursing & Midwifery Certificate & Awards Presentation for graduates of the 2016 program earlier this month. In 1988, Melanie McCulloch completed her graduate year in nursing at Peninsula Health. Fast forward almost 30 years and her daughter Emily McCulloch has followed in her footsteps, also completing her graduate year […]