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Finding more ways to improve the treatment of hip fractures

Some members who make up the Peninsula Health Hip Fracture team. Hip fracture is a common debilitating injury particularly for older people. Majority of those are associated with a fall. As we get older, our strength and balance can reduce and our bones become thinner due to conditions like osteoporosis. Geriatrician Dr Angel Lee advocates …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet James Bonnamy

Peninsula Health Nurse Unit Manager James Bonnamy. Photo: Supplied. Nurse unit manager James Bonnamy is leading the hardworking staff behind Peninsula Health’s COVID-19 high volume vaccination centre.   He says every one of his colleagues deserves praise and recognition – for the way everyone is working together daily, to protect staff and the whole community. …

Giving HOPE during mental health recovery journeys

Members of the Peninsula Health HOPE team (L-R: Ann Fuller, Kate Woolaston, Ingrid Baarsma, Joanne Weir). With mental health support more important than ever, we are proud to acknowledge the tremendous work of our Hospital Outreach Post-Suicidal Engagement (HOPE) service.  HOPE is a community-based outreach team that works with clients who have attempted suicide or been identified …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Amy Hill

Peninsula Health Nurse Unit Manager Amy Hill. Photo: Supplied. Meet Amy Hill, the Nurse Unit Manager in charge of our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics.  Every week, Amy and her team are finding new ways to give eligible members of our community and colleagues the opportunity to receive their dose. “We’ve moved quickly to set up and …

Taking steps to reduce the health impact of tobacco on the community

From left to right, Mornington Peninsula Shire Councillor Kerri McCafferty, Mayor Despi O’Connor, Cr Lisa Dixon Cr Antonella Celi, Lyn Dawes and Martin Dawes from Safety Beach/Dromana Beach Patrol and Cr Debra Mar. Photo: Supplied, prior to COVID-19 restrictions. Mornington Peninsula Shire, together with local beach patrol, community groups and Peninsula Health, is working hard to make the Peninsula happier, healthier …

Take the pressure off this winter

Skin Integrity Nurse Tara Noorman (pictured left), alongside Podiatrist Daryl Susigan and Clinical Nurse Consultant in Wound Care Meagan Shannon. Picture: Supplied This week marks the beginning of Peninsula Health’s Winter Pressure Injury Awareness Campaign, an annual event held across the health service to celebrate the multidisciplinary team approach for preventing and managing pressure injuries every day.  A pressure injury (previously …

Aunty Helen says: The essence of Reconciliation Week, as we pause to reflect

As National Reconciliation Week draws to a close tonight, this must-watch video gives a fascinating insight into Australian Indigenous history. In celebration of our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, Peninsula Health Elder / Cultural Lead Aunty Helen Bnads expands on this year’s theme – “It’s More Than A Word” – by reflecting on the symbolism, …

“I feel really honoured”: Physiotherapist Lauren Fernandez recognised for her outstanding care

Physiotherapist Lauren Fernandez is the recipient of the 2021 Noosh McGrath Excellence in Physiotherapy Award. Peninsula Health physiotherapist Lauren Fernandez has been recognised by her peers for her exceptional patient care and commitment to her team’s wellbeing. Lauren was recently awarded the Physiotherapy Department’s highest honour – the Noosh McGrath Excellence in Physiotherapy Award. The …

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