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Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Screening Clinic Information

The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Screening Clinic at Frankston Hospital is open daily 10am-8pm. The clinic screens people who meet the case definition provided by the Department of Health and Human Services.  You can complete the Department of Health and Human Services online self-assessment to see if it is recommended you are tested for Covid-19. The Clinic […]

New Visitor Guidelines

Peninsula Health has strategies in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and keep you and your loved ones safe. We ask all visitors to please take note of our new Visitor Guidelines, across all Peninsula Health sites, updated Tuesday 31 March.  No visitors are permitted entry to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Ward […]

Sarah Morriss awarded Jeff Wassertheil Medal for Excellence in Emergency Medicine

Sarah Morriss is a caring and supportive colleague who puts patients at the front of everything she does, according to Dr Shyaman Menon, Emergency Department Clinical Director. On 28 January Sarah, Associate Nurse Unit Manager, was awarded the twelfth Jeff Wassertheil Medal for Excellence in Emergency Medicine. “Sarah has contributed to many aspects of the […]

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Peninsula Health supports Each for Equal this International Women’s Day

Sunday 8 March is International Women’s Day, the theme of which is ‘Each for Equal’. This year, each member of the Executive Team at Peninsula Health has made their own pledge in support of Each for Equal.  Read their pledges, as well as their advice for up and coming healthcare leaders: Felicity Topp Chief Executive […]

Dedication to learning nets junior doctor inaugural award

Dr Tim Smith has been voted by his peers as the best registrar in the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital. He is the first ever recipient of the accolade, which is named after the late Dr Mark Smith (no relation), recognising the ED registrar who best embodies a passion for teaching and learning, while […]

Isabelle thriving after early arrival

Pictured: Colleen, Emilie and Isabelle. Emilie and her husband, Nick, welcomed their second child, Isabelle, at Frankston Hospital on 30 September 2019. After a straightforward first pregnancy, Emilie needed additional monitoring the second time around, after being diagnosed with low pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A(PAPP-A). “PAPP-A is a hormone produced by the placenta and embryo in pregnancy,” […]

Using ketamine to reduce a common and painful post-surgery complication

Chronic post-surgical pain – pain  that develops and persists for three or more months after an operation  – is now known to be one of the most common and debilitating postoperative complications. Peninsula Health is taking part in a large multi-centre, randomised trial to investigate the effect intravenous ketamine given before and after surgical incision […]

Next generation of medical professionals start work at Peninsula Health

This month Peninsula Health welcomed 39 interns, who have joined the health service to complete their graduate year of medical training. “We are truly proud for our newest cohort to join us here,” says Associate Professor Vikas Wadhwa, Executive Director, Medical Services. “They have completed their studies at a number of different universities, including Monash, […]

Rosebud Emergency Department saves the day after beach accident

Alison Lunt never expected her trip to Dromana Beach on a beautiful summer day to end with a visit to Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department, with a nasty injury to her leg. “It was a bit of an ordeal for a day at the beach,” explains Chelsea local Alison. “I don’t usually swim a lot unless […]