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Novel patient centred outcome measures after surgery

Professor Velandai Srikanth, Professor Paul Myles, Diana Heggie, David Anderson, Dr Tim Williams and Dr Nathan Pinskier at the oration. Professor Paul Myles gave the annual Jeremy Anderson Oration at Peninsula Health as part of Research Week earlier this month. The Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and […]

Lisa’s three-time motherhood journey with Frankston Hospital

Langwarrin Mum Lisa Schefman shares her experience of having her three children at Frankston Hospital. I first began my motherhood journey with Frankston Hospital in 2010 when I signed up for shared care with my first pregnancy. This meant my antenatal care was shared between my GP and the midwives at Frankston Hospital. We joined […]

Father of three recovering from mysterious infection

Andrew with his son Camden. When local father of three Andrew Sims went to the GP with an ear ache, he never expected to spend the next week in Frankston Hospital, being treated for something he’d never heard of before. “It started one Saturday afternoon – I noticed a slight swelling on my neck and […]

Meet Tony – a grandfather, golfer and keen gardener, living life to the fullest with cancer

“The unknown is the worst part about having cancer,” says Tony Burgess, who was diagnosed with myeloma 18 months ago.   “It can be lonely and hard going through treatment. It’s good to have someone to talk to who knows what you’re going through.” Cancer patients like Tony and their families now have a place to […]

Australian Arrow donate $50,000 to Frankston Hospital Women’s Health Unit

Left to right: Mike Lush, Australian Arrow Corporate Services Manager, Sharyn Hayles, Operations Director of Women’s Health at Peninsula Health, Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton, Australian Arrow Managing Director Craig O’Donohue and Australian Arrow Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Holland. Australian Arrow will leave a lasting legacy for the Frankston Mornington Peninsula community long after the […]

Peninsula Health thanks Esso for 25 years of support

Peninsula Health and Esso staff with some of the equipment they have purchased over the years. Frankston Hospital Emergency Department now has a vital new piece of equipment to save lives of people who have gone into sudden cardiac arrest, thanks to a generous donation from ExxonMobil, on behalf of Esso’s Long Island Point Plant […]

Near death experience prompts Mark to change his lifestyle and his career

Mark Carson woke up one morning and went to go to lay bricks, like he did every other day. But this day was different – he had pains in his chest. “I came to Frankston Hospital and ended up having three stents put in at 45,” explains Mark. “I had an ‘I’m not going to […]

Rosebud Dialysis Unit wins award for their fantastic holiday patient program

Holiday patient Cheryl with DATA committee members and Rosebud Dialysis Unit staff. For more than a decade, Rosebud Dialysis Unit has been caring for holiday patients, so people living with kidney disease can have a trip away and still dialyse. The Unit was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Dialysis and Transplant Association of […]

Big plans for cancer services at Peninsula Health with new Head of Oncology

Cancer patients on the Mornington Peninsula will soon have access to more clinical trials and potentially new treatments for cancer, as part of plans to expand the oncology service at Frankston Hospital, according to Dr Zee Wan Wong, Peninsula Health’s new Head of Oncology. “There is a lot happening in the cancer space; novel therapies […]

A dedicated information space for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital

Cancer patients and their families on the Mornington Peninsula now have a dedicated space to find out more information and talk to others, with the opening of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge at Frankston Hospital. Construction of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge was funded by the Dry July Foundation. The room has a […]