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Providing easier access to cancer trials on the Peninsula

The Rosebud Cancer & Clinical Trials Hub is providing Mornington Peninsula patients with greater access to new breakthrough treatments closer to home. Since opening in February, the Cancer & Clinical Trials Hub has provided 421 chemotherapy treatments, 13 chemotherapy education sessions, and 40 oncology outpatient reviews. This is a significant advancement in the service Peninsula …

Bigger And Better Frankston Hospital A Step Closer

The Victorian Government’s redevelopment of Frankston hospital is one step closer, with the contract for the project signed today – paving the way for the transformational upgrade. Minister for Health Martin Foley today confirmed the appointment of Exemplar Health to deliver the massive redevelopment, which will support up to 1,700 jobs from construction and new …

Keep the kids active and healthy these school holidays

Image: ‘Mamma Knows South’ at Wisewould Avenue Reserve, Seaford This blog was written by Taylah Steer, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. The first term of school has come and gone, which means it’s time for school holidays. Whether you are heading away with the family or enjoying some quiet time at home, there …

Don’t lose your balance this Falls Prevention Week

Falls are a leading cause of hospital admissions in older adults, with more than 80 per cent of admissions attributed to falls, stumbles or trips. This week, falls prevention is in the spotlight in an effort to encourage everyone to improve their balance and strength to reduce their risk of falling. While falls are never …

Important Announcement – Peninsula Health and Frankston Private

Today, the State Government has announced a Victorian first to boost surgical services for our community. We will be working towards transforming Frankston Private Hospital for public surgery, with the capacity to support up to 9,000 patients per year once fully operational in 2023. As such, the facility will be focused on COVID-19 catch up …

Celebrating two years of Telehealth

Today marks two years since we officially introduced Telehealth video consultations, with our first patient consult delivered by the Geriatrics and Chronic Wound Telehealth Clinic. The new climate, created by the COVID-19 pandemic, drove the rapid implementation of video consultations, helping keep our staff, patients, and community members safe while connecting them with the health …

Pedal-assisted e-bikes are in town!

This blog was written by Taylah Steer, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Frankston City is trialling Neuron Mobility pedal-assisted e-bikes across various suburbs. The trial is servicing parts of Frankston city over the next 12 months with 150 e-bikes. So, keep an eye out for these bright orange bikes around town.  What is …

Allied Health Indigenous Traineeship Program

Last month, we were fortunate enough to welcome Yuluwiri and Emily into our Allied Health Children Service’s department through a twelve-month indigenous traineeship opportunity. This traineeship initially aimed to recruit one allied health trainee into our mix, however, after meeting with both women Louisa Whitwam, our Children Service’s Program Manager, worked hard behind-the-scenes to secure …

Smile wide for World Oral Health Day

More than 530 million children suffer from tooth decay in their primary teeth, which can lead to pain, infection, tooth loss and missed school days. This Sunday is World Oral Health Day, so to celebrate we’re shining the light on our fleet of bright orange Smile Squad vans which are out in force helping children …

Dysphagia – the diagnosis that is tough to swallow

Like breathing, swallowing is essential to everyday life, yet it is one of the most overlooked functions of the human body. More than one million Australians have difficulty swallowing, which is why it is so important that we mark Swallowing Awareness Day, to bring attention to swallowing disorders, such as Dysphagia, and to recognise the …

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