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Peninsula Health COVID-19 Update

The recent rise in community transmission of COVID-19, due to the emergence of Omicron, has resulted in staffing challenges for many health services across the state.   We wish to inform our community that we are managing this shortage by enacting a number of strategies during this time and we thank all of our staff …

Children now eligible for the COVID-19 jab

A special section of our Frankston Vaccination Community Hub has now been transformed into an Enchanted Forest to welcome children aged 5-11 to receive their first dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.   From fidget spinners, colourful lanterns, virtual reality goggles, and even a sneaky game of hopscotch, our staff were thrilled to host and vaccinate …

COVID-19 Testing Heat Alert

With extreme heat expected during the next two days, we are reminding people attending our walk-in COVID-19 testing clinics to keep cool by following sun smart practices and staying hydrated. Remember to plan ahead and bring a water bottle, wear a hat, apply sunscreen and avoid peak testing times if possible. The afternoons are usually …

Christmas Day Visitor Guidelines

We are making an exception to our visitor guidelines for Christmas Day, allowing people to pre-book to visit their relatives in hospital. Most patients in our care will be able to have two visitors, for a total of one hour during the day. As we must uphold the safety of both our patients and staff, …

Blue Ribbon Foundation – Police Memorial Dedication Ceremony

Today, our Chief Executive Felicity Topp joined the Blue Ribbon Foundation to honour the memory of two fallen officers, Detective Senior Sargent Victor Kostiuk and Constable Garth Atkin, who both lost their lives in tragic road incidents. Commemorative plaques were unveiled and will be permanently displayed in our emergency departments at Frankston and Rosebud hospitals. …

Frankston Community Vaccination Centre Comes To Life With New Artwork

If you’re getting your first, second or booster #JabDone at the Frankston Community Vaccination Centre you’ll notice a new splash of colour. Local street artist Sheldon Headspeath has put together a mural that encapsulates the many motivations driving each of us to get vaccinated and protect ourselves against coronavirus. We called for your suggestions and …

Antimicrobial Resistance: The Underlying Pandemic That’s Spreading Worldwide

This Antimicrobial Awareness Week we are joining with health organisations around the world to promote the appropriate and safe use of antibiotics. Antimicrobials are very precious, and we are raising awareness of the problem of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance happens when bacteria stop an antibiotic from working effectively – without effective antibiotics some procedures may …

COVID-19 Sotrovimab Clinic now operating at Frankston Hospital

We are now running a Sotrovimab Clinic at Frankston Hospital to treat patients with COVID-19.   Sotrovimab belongs to a group of medicines called monoclonal antibodies. Sotrovimab has been developed for the treatment of COVID-19 and works by binding to the spike protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes COVID-19, blocking the virus from entering …

Celebrating World Radiography Day

We are marking World Radiography Day by highlighting the work two of our outstanding leaders, Anoja Theivendradas and Fiona Chau, who have ensured our Medical Imaging and Radiology department continues to provide world-class patient care. Both Anoja and Fiona oversee the education and training of staff across various radiology services, including x-rays, CT scans, ultrasounds …

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