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Investigating differences in dementia risk between men and women

Women have an increased risk of developing dementia compared to men, though little is known about the reason why. Geriatrician Dr Stephanie Than is undertaking a PhD investigating gender differences in dementia risk at middle and older life. “We understand that the females are associated with an increased risk of dementia worldwide, however the mechanisms […]

Celebrating Research 2019

Celebrating Research is Peninsula Health’s annual research showcase, which highlights and rewards research achievements throughout Peninsula Health. The week begun with the annual Jeremy Anderson Oration, presented by Dr Louise Schaper, CEO of the Health Informatics Society of Australia, the peak body for digital health. Dr Schaper spoke about the future of digital health and […]

Mapping out a future for Rosebud Hospital

Peninsula Health has shared the findings of the recently completed Feasibility Study for Rosebud Hospital with the local community at two public meetings in September. Around 150 people gathered in the Rosebud Memorial Hall to hear Chief Executive, Felicity Topp, alongside representatives from the architectural firm Billard Leece, explain what the findings mean for any […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Janine Davies

Name: Janine Davies  Job: Director of Mental Health Nursing Q: What do you do? A: I support, empower and provide professional guidance to approximately 250 nurses who work in Mental Heath Services throughout multiple sites. I ensure nurses deliver the highest standards of patient centred care every day. I love my job! Being in a […]

Bay Mob Health and Education Expo

The Bay Mob Expo on Friday 4 October will showcase many of the health, education and wellbeing opportunities available for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) communities across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula – one of the fastest growing ATSI communities in Victoria. Helen Bnads, Elder, and Cultural Lead at Peninsula Health is looking forward […]

Q&A with Nurse Practitioner Cathy Halmarick

Q: What service do you provide for local people through your role at Peninsula Health? A: There are two clinics; the Outpatient Department is called the ‘Women’s Health Clinic’ and in community health the service is called the ‘Sexual & Reproductive Health Service’ but they both offer the same service. The main difference being that […]

Meet Frieda – a Consumer Representative at Peninsula Health

Frieda and her dog Muffin. Red Hill resident Frieda Vollebergh is encouraging Frankston and Mornington Peninsula locals to get involved and help shape the future of Peninsula Health, by becoming a consumer representative. “As a consumer your opinions are valued and you can make a real impact on the way Peninsula Health delivers the service,” […]

Judy gets back to clogging after stroke

On a cue of “Let’s clog Shirl,” Judy Phillips, stroke survivor, and Shirley Cheah, Peninsula Health Physiotherapist, performed a type of folk dance called clogging in front of a large group of Allied Health staff at Peninsula Health’s Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre. Comfortable in the limelight after a career as a children’s television presenter, […]

Back from the brink

Beck, Riley and Emergency Department Operations Director Trish O’Neill.  “I always thought asthma was mild, but I was wrong, asthma is deadly,” says Dromana mother, Beck Gourlay. Beck’s son Riley doesn’t usually suffer from asthma – but a perfect storm of bushfire smoke and a cold left the four-year-old struggling to breathe. “Riley was fine, […]

Farewell Brendon Gardner

When our outgoing Chief Operating Officer, Brendon Gardner, first started at Peninsula Health his daughter Bree was only eight weeks old. Like her father, she also pursued a career in health and is now a graduate midwife/nurse at Frankston Hospital. Today the Peninsula Health community farewelled Brendon, who is leaving Peninsula Health to take on […]