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Vale Peta Murphy

On behalf of the Board, Executive team, staff and volunteers at Peninsula Health, it is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of the Federal Member for Dunkley, Peta Murphy MP. Peta was an extraordinary advocate for the region which encompasses Frankston, and was unwavering in her support for better health outcomes for the …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Ashlea Howman

Blood and bones are nothing new to Ash, one of our many outstanding Perioperative Theatre Nurses here at Peninsula Health; she’s more than used to seeing the inside of the human body.   Based at Frankston Public Surgical Centre, Ash works mainly in orthopaedics, a specialty area concerned with conditions involving the musculoskeletal system, where she …

Tootgarook Primary School Walks Together

Wouldn’t it be great if kids started their day building connections with peers, feeling happy and ready to learn? That’s exactly what happened last week at Tootgarook when the school community excitedly met at a local park to walk to school together. Tootgarook Primary School is nestled in the heart of the Southern Mornington Peninsula. …

Healthcare Excellence: Celebrating Achievements and Dedication!

We are thrilled to share that our incredible Pauline D’Astoli OAM has been honoured as Health Volunteer of the Year at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards Gala! Her dedication to advocating for top-notch healthcare, especially in mental health services, is truly inspiring.  Pauline’s unwavering dedication to advocating for superior healthcare, particularly within mental health services, …

2023 Annual General Meeting & Community Forum

Peninsula Health’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Thursday, 30 November 2023, at the Mornington Racecourse. Our Board of Directors, senior management and community members were invited to celebrate the achievements of the last year, and have their say about the future of their local hospital. The Annual General Meeting was an opportunity to …

Ready to help in any emergency: Rachael supports firefighting efforts

Peninsula Health Physiotherapist Rachael Mason was part of a team of volunteer firefighters deployed to Briagolong, a tiny town nestled in Gippsland, at the start of the month to combat the season’s first bushfires. Called on at short notice, Rachael was able to access community service leave to allow her to join a crew of …

Peninsula Health Research Report 2023

Officially launched by Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp during our annual Celebrating Research Week, our 2023 Research Report highlights the transformative research currently being conducted at Peninsula Health.  Peninsula Health Director of Research Professor Velandai Srikanth said “it is my pleasure to present the Peninsula Health Research Report (2023).  A lot has happened in …

Experiencing the Frankston Hospital redevelopment designs in new ways

The $1.1 billion Frankston Hospital redevelopment and expansion will transform services at the hospital. To make sure the new facilities are fit for purpose, the design team is working closely with community and hospital staff representatives. A wide range of patients, carers, families and staff will use the facilities. So, it is critical for representatives …

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