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How much sugar is hiding in your trolley during Covid-19?

Peninsula Health Community Dental Program is taking precautions to protect patients in the Covid-19 environment. As we all stay home as much as possible during the current Stage 4 restrictions, it can be all too easy for us to stock up on comfort foods when making a permitted trip to the supermarket. But even those […]

Peninsula Health launches Newborn Hospital in the Home service

Adrianna and Dominic Coelho with their newborn baby, Avia. Peninsula Health has launched a new service allowing premature or low birthweight babies to be monitored and cared for in the comfort of their family home. The service, called ‘Newborn Hospital in the Home’ (‘Newborn HITH’), sees trained nurses and midwives visit the homes of new […]

Diagnosed with persistent pain at 50, this figure skater is thriving thanks to Peninsula Health

Frankston North resident Jan Dance spends more time on the water with the help of Peninsula Health’s Persistent Pain Management Service.  Over the years, Jan Dance found her happy place skiing on water or skating on ice – but her failing body put both of her life’s passions on hold.   When the 62-year-old started […]

People and Culture supporting more than 6000 staff through Covid-19

Simone Harris, Lyndsey Riley, James Murray, Kaiya Maskas (left to right) and Dwayne D’Olivera (working from home) in the People and Culture team, are providing support to all areas of Peninsula Health during Covid-19. Peninsula Health’s People and Culture team has been providing support to all areas of the health service, responding to more than […]

How a young Mount Eliza woman manages dozens of daily diabetes decisions

Alexandra Nolte has been living with diabetes since she was 11 years old. Alex Nolte makes more than 100 decisions about her blood glucose levels, medications, food, exercise, work and even driving, so she can live healthy and well with type 1 diabetes. The 25 year old from Mount Eliza was diagnosed at 11 years […]

Mental Health Telephone Triage service answering community concerns

Mental Health Telephone Triage Clinician Zoe Francis answering a call for assistance during Covid-19. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed how we live our lives in ways many of us have never experienced before. Physical distancing, remote learning, working from home or self-isolation are just some of the lifestyle adjustments adding stress for many community members. […]

‘Don’t become complacent’: Taking a jab to shield winter flu during Covid-19

Administration Assistant Tanya Holmes gets her flu shot from Peninsula Health Immunisation Coordinator Jody Logan. Peninsula Health is urging all members of the community not to overlook their seasonal influenza vaccination ahead of a peak of the winter flu season. Immunisation Coordinator Jody Logan says the highly contagious viral infection has quickly become a “sleeping […]

Mother-daughter bonds grow stronger during unforgettable year

Caitlyn Paine (far left) and Lucy Cameron (far right) are completing their final placement as part of Chisholm’s Diploma of Nursing, alongside their mothers Michelle Paine (second from left) and Jenny Cameron (second from right). The coronavirus pandemic has bought about many changes for healthcare workers, including students starting their careers. But for two Chisholm […]

Bowel cancer patient praises ‘fantastic’ chemotherapy staff

Stage four bowel cancer patient Heather Perry has felt safe and assured while being treated at Peninsula Health’s Chemotherapy Day Unit during Covid-19. Undergoing chemotherapy during a pandemic sounds confronting, but not for Cranbourne woman Heather Perry. “The staff here have been fantastic. They’re always taking precautions every time you come in.” “You never feel […]

Infection control in the pandemic is everyone’s business

‘Director of Happiness’ Kenzo has been redeployed in the Infection Prevention and Control team during the pandemic.  The Infection Prevention and Control team is at the heart of Peninsula Health’s response to Covid-19, educating and providing staff with the tools to keep themselves, their patients and our community safe.  A major focus for the team […]