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Chief Executive Felicity Topp reflects on gender inequality this International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp shares her earliest experience of gender inequality. “I have been reflecting and one memory stands out, because it ended up being a positive learning experience for me and a group of grade five and six kids.” “The year is 1975 at Antonio Park Primary School […]

Courting the Rainbow

Members of the Peninsula Health LGBTIQ Community Advisory Group and Health Promotion Team had an amazing time supporting the Rainbow Tennis Day held late last year at Belvedere Park Tennis Club.  The event celebrated diversity and inclusion of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer community. “It was a fantastic day,” says Henri, a […]

Suicide awareness – how to reach out if you’re concerned about a loved one

Georgia Hocking (second from right) with her Dad Paul, sisters Hayleigh and Maddison and brother Ben. Mornington Peninsula local Georgia Hocking lost her younger brother Ben to suicide in 2016. Georgia recently shared her story to help raise awareness about suicide, and what people can do to help prevent it, at a Peninsula Health Forum […]

Dealing with grief and loss

Peninsula Health clinical psychologist Dr Sunaina Seth says everyone experiences grief and loss differently. She shares an insight into what happens when somebody is dealing with grief and loss and what you can do to take care of yourself, or a loved one. There is plenty of support available if you or a loved one […]

How community support helped save Colin’s life

Colin Giles, an otherwise fit and healthy 72-year-old, found himself extremely unwell last June after experiencing tightness in his chest. “I’d just returned from walking the dog when I felt this pressure in my chest – then I started sweating severely and felt sick, like I was going to vomit, so my wife took me […]

Exciting renovations underway at Rosebud Hospital

David Wills and Damien Barbour at Rosebud Hospital.  Construction works are underway at Rosebud Hospital, to make room for a new piece of radiology equipment – the OPG (orthopantomogram) machine. “An OPG takes a panoramic view of the jawbone and teeth,” explains Damien Barbour, Head of Radiology at Rosebud Hospital. “It is used to show […]

Quit Challenge Round Competition

Enter to win! Please note: competition open to AFLSE, FDJFL, MPNFL, FDNA, MPJFL and FFV (South/South East region) club communities only. Creating smoke free environments #LetsButtOutTogether18 To go in the draw to win an INDIVIDUAL prize: 1. Follow @a_healthy_peninsula on Instagram 2. Upload a post to Instagram showing your support for World No Tobacco Day […]

Diversity gets a Rainbow Tick

LGBTIQ CAG members Henri, Penny, Anne and Noel with consumer advocate Julian Conlon. Diversity gets a Rainbow Tick Peninsula Health has long been a strong advocate for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) consumers. We work with our LGBTIQ Consumer Advisory Group and other consumers, volunteers and staff to ensure our services are […]

Mornington Cup Day Prize Draw Terms and Conditions

The prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) is open to people aged 18 and over. Peninsula Health employees connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions. By submitting your personal information you agree to receive communications from Peninsula […]

Delivering culturally sensitive healthcare

Cultural sensitivity can have a significant impact on peoples’ experience of healthcare. Taking into consideration a person’s culture and beliefs can greatly improve their health outcomes, which is why we take steps to ensure our service are culturally appropriate for our Aboriginal consumers. What’s new? In July, we launched our second Reconciliation Action Plan – […]