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Clinical trial changes Ann’s life

Ann Milesi’s asthma was so bad, she was never expected to live past 21. The mother-of-two struggled with terrible asthma her entire life, until five years ago when she participated in a clinical trial which changed her life. “I’ve had asthma since I was three months old, so I have never grown out of it,” […]

Patient feedback goes straight to the top

Felicity chats with patient Gary. Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp and our senior management team are visiting patients on the wards this month at Frankston Hospital to hear first-hand feedback from patients. “This new patient experience initiative gives the staff in charge of running our hospital the opportunity to visit patients and families on […]

Flu season is here – time to get vaccinated

Last year we had an unprecedented number of people presenting to our Emergency Department with the flu. The best way to protect you and your family is to get your flu shot, according to Dr Shyaman Menon, Clinical Director of our Emergency Department.   About the flu shot The flu shot changes every year to […]

The Dad and senior Doctor delivering world class care to local women

Dr Efe Obudu has wanted to be a doctor ever since he was a six-year-old boy living in Lagos, Nigeria. The Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Peninsula Health almost chose to follow his father’s footsteps and join the Navy, before deciding to follow his childhood dream. “I was just a kid playing games when I […]

Newly renovated Palliative Care Unit provides tranquil space for patients and their families

Mother of three Sofia Zafar Aliyar was a patient at Peninsula Health’s Palliative Care Unit. “She had cancer but we couldn’t do treatment anymore,” explains her husband Said. “It started as breast cancer three years ago. Then she went into remission but it came back a year later and now she has a tumour in […]

Local and compassionate care for cancer patients on the Peninsula

Skye local Melanie Rees was able to spend every precious last moment with her late husband Joel in hospital before he passed away on Boxing Day last year; but only because of Frankston Hospital’s expanding Oncology service. The 55-year-old sadly lost his battle with aggressive tongue and throat cancer and spent his last weeks on […]

New Nurse Unit Manager for Gunnamatta Ward at The Mornington Centre

Long-serving Peninsula Health staff member Julie Emmanuel is the new Nurse Unit Manager of Gunnamatta Ward at The Mornington Centre. The experienced nurse is excited to be working in sub-acute nursing for the first time in her career at Peninsula Health’s aged care and rehabilitation centre. “Over the last 18 years I have been NUM […]

Close to home cancer care a comfort

Margaret with Rosebud Chemotherapy Unit Nurse Jo.  Margaret Wood was caravanning around Queensland when she experienced sharp pains on the right side of her stomach. “I thought it must be my appendix, I better go to the hospital,” recalls Margaret. “That’s when I found out I had bowel cancer and spots on my lungs and […]

CARE Call

Serious adverse events such as unexpected death or sudden cardiac arrest are often preceded by observable physiological and clinical abnormalities. Patients and family members can often recognise when they or their loved one is getting sicker, sometimes before the doctors and nurses caring for them – this is because they know the person better and […]

Access Worker chosen as 2018 Harmony Day Ambassador

Stacey Bassett is Peninsula Health’s Harmony Day Ambassador. The Access Worker has been recognised by her peers and senior management for exemplifying the values of inclusiveness and respect for all in her day to day work. “Having cultural awareness and cultural knowledge is especially important when it comes to looking after an individual’s health,” says […]