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Meet Tony – a grandfather, golfer and keen gardener, living life to the fullest with cancer

“The unknown is the worst part about having cancer,” says Tony Burgess, who was diagnosed with myeloma 18 months ago.   “It can be lonely and hard going through treatment. It’s good to have someone to talk to who knows what you’re going through.” Cancer patients like Tony and their families now have a place to […]

Australian Arrow donate $50,000 to Frankston Hospital Women’s Health Unit

Left to right: Mike Lush, Australian Arrow Corporate Services Manager, Sharyn Hayles, Operations Director of Women’s Health at Peninsula Health, Frankston City Mayor Colin Hampton, Australian Arrow Managing Director Craig O’Donohue and Australian Arrow Community Engagement Coordinator Kim Holland. Australian Arrow will leave a lasting legacy for the Frankston Mornington Peninsula community long after the […]

Peninsula Health thanks Esso for 25 years of support

Peninsula Health and Esso staff with some of the equipment they have purchased over the years. Frankston Hospital Emergency Department now has a vital new piece of equipment to save lives of people who have gone into sudden cardiac arrest, thanks to a generous donation from ExxonMobil, on behalf of Esso’s Long Island Point Plant […]

Near death experience prompts Mark to change his lifestyle and his career

Mark Carson woke up one morning and went to go to lay bricks, like he did every other day. But this day was different – he had pains in his chest. “I came to Frankston Hospital and ended up having three stents put in at 45,” explains Mark. “I had an ‘I’m not going to […]

Rosebud Dialysis Unit wins award for their fantastic holiday patient program

Holiday patient Cheryl with DATA committee members and Rosebud Dialysis Unit staff. For more than a decade, Rosebud Dialysis Unit has been caring for holiday patients, so people living with kidney disease can have a trip away and still dialyse. The Unit was awarded an Honorary Life Membership by the Dialysis and Transplant Association of […]

Big plans for cancer services at Peninsula Health with new Head of Oncology

Cancer patients on the Mornington Peninsula will soon have access to more clinical trials and potentially new treatments for cancer, as part of plans to expand the oncology service at Frankston Hospital, according to Dr Zee Wan Wong, Peninsula Health’s new Head of Oncology. “There is a lot happening in the cancer space; novel therapies […]

A dedicated information space for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital

Cancer patients and their families on the Mornington Peninsula now have a dedicated space to find out more information and talk to others, with the opening of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge at Frankston Hospital. Construction of the Cancer Information and Resource Lounge was funded by the Dry July Foundation. The room has a […]

Game changing eye device comes to Rosebud

Rye Opportunity Shop Treasurer Bill Mace tries out the new device. People living on the southern end of the Mornington Peninsula will no longer have to travel to the city, or Frankston, if they have an eye emergency, with the installation of a new eyeConnect device at Rosebud Hospital. “Installing eyeConnect at Rosebud Hospital is […]

Exploring treatments for Dupuytren’s contracture

Associate Professor David Hunter-Smith and Brent Coulson. Around five per cent of people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula have Dupuytren’s disease, a progressive disease which causes a person’s fingers to curl downwards, deforming the fingers and potentially restricting how they can use their hands. “Pain is not a common complaint for people with Dupuytren’s […]

Local builder gets new lease on life thanks to Peninsula Health’s Respiratory Service

Blairgowrie builder Ken Douglas thought he only had ten years to live after having severe problems with his breathing which continued to get worse. However he now has a new lease on life after being referred to Peninsula Health’s Asthma Clinic and receiving a new treatment which has dramatically improved his ability to breathe. “I […]