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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 […]

Toorak College students sew caps for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital

Student Ivy Zheng, Claire Su, TIna Li & Lisa Cai with patient Joanne. Seventy Toorak College international boarding students have spent the last 12 weeks sewing special caps for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital. The students all made a cap each as part of a weekend activity, and came to Frankston Hospital on 6 August […]

Staff singing success

On a Thursday night, the joyous sound of a chorus of voices singing floods the corridors of the Mental Health Service at Frankston Hospital. The newly formed Mental Health Service staff choir is a new wellbeing initiative for staff, started by the Peninsula Health Music Therapy Department. “This has been in the works for many […]

Inaugural International Safewards Day celebrated at Frankston Hospital

Carol, Nurse Unit Manager Kim Heriot and Anna Love (centre) with the staff who have played a key role in the implementation of the Safewards model.  Carol Martin knows firsthand how much the Safewards model is having a positive impact on patients and families. “The staff on ward 5GS were wonderful with my husband, who […]

Dialysis more comfortable with Lady by her side

When 28-year-old Frankston South resident Elle Heuch’s kidneys started to fail last year she spent two weeks extremely unwell in hospital and was started on dialysis, a treatment she now has three times a week. “I have type 1 diabetes so that caused my kidney failure,” explains Elle, who works in childcare. “I’d had kidney […]

Dr Chris Karayiannis published in The Lancet

A research project co-authored by Peninsula Health geriatrician, general physician and researcher Dr Chris Karayiannis, has been published in one of the world’s most prestigious publications, The Lancet Neurology journal. The research deals with the question of what the more important risk is in people with ischemic events who also have cerebral microbleeds – the […]

Saving lives and honouring the fallen

Darryl and Rhon Nation, with the Ultrasound machine Blue Ribbon Foundation – Peninsula Branch funded at Frankston Hospital.  Not many charities or organisations can talk of $500,000 raised in the last eight years to help the local community, but that is exactly the case for the Peninsula Branch of the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation. […]

New sensory playground for Rosebud Hospital

  Children on the Southern Peninsula will soon be able to access a purpose-built, sensory playground at Rosebud Hospital, thanks to funds raised by the Lions Club of Flinders. “The specialised playground offers opportunities for families to learn to support their children with regulation and sensory needs,” explains Karen Anderson, Program Manager of Children’s Services. […]

Proactive care an Australian first

  Frankston Hospital is now home to the best and most advanced CT scanner in Australia, which is helping save lives on the Peninsula. “Only a few hospitals in the world have this scanner,” explains Dr Manuja Premaratne, Head  of Cardiac Imaging at Peninsula Health. “This scanner enables us to scan more patients than ever […]

Keeping Active, Involved and Informed

Physical activity is important at every age. There are specific recommendations on physical activity for health for older Australians, according to the Department of Health. Older Australians are advised to: Think of movement as an opportunity, not an inconvenience. Be active every day in as many ways as you can. Put together at least 30 […]