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KEEPING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS SAFE AT WORK

The MePACS 24/7 personal alarm has made huge advances in saving and improving the lives of everyday Australians over the last 25 years. Now Australian healthcare workers in the community can be added to the list of people who are benefitting from MePACS. The new MePACS Duress Alarm is making a huge impact in Australia’s […]

Explaining the missing dementia link

Having type 2 diabetes roughly doubles the chance of a person developing dementia, but the exact reason behind this fact is still unknown. “We know that both dementia and type 2 diabetes are associated with inflammation,” explains Geriatrician and Senior Research Fellow, Dr Chris Moran. “It’s been well established that diabetes is associated with inflammation […]

Orthopaedic research at Frankston Hospital informs global best practice

A research project investigating the effectiveness of a ‘virtual clinic’ for following up patients post joint replacement surgery at Frankston Hospital is making an impact in Australia and overseas. The research paper about the project, by Mr Nigel Broughton, Director of Orthopaedic Research at Peninsula Health, Mr Thomas Lovelock, Mr Michael O’Brien and Mr Ian […]

Make it your New Year’s Resolution to Quit Smoking – Sally’s story

When Sally* started the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Course at Peninsula Health she had smoked for 48 years. “I had no intention of giving up smoking even though I had COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease),” explains Sally. “I started smoking when I was 18 and now I’m 66.” This all changed when Sally started the Pulmonary Rehabilitation […]

Dr Shyaman’s summer safety tips

Dr Shyaman Menon, Clinical Director of the Emergency Departments (ED) at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, shares the most common reasons why people present to the ED over the summer, and some tips to stay safe. Alcohol-related conditions “We would like everyone to celebrate at this time or year, but please be sensible about alcohol consumption,” […]

Rosebud Hospital saves Rye man’s life

Rye local Ronnie Streete was at work on a Sunday morning, when he was overtaken by a sharp pain in his chest which was so bad that he could barely breathe. “I felt like I was having a heart attack,” recalls Ronnie. “The symptoms just grabbed me and took over – I was in extreme […]

Nurse celebrates 45 years of service with Peninsula Health

Aida with some of the decorations she put up on Westernport Ward at Frankston Hospital.  Coronary care nurse Aida Singer turns 75 in January, but she has no plans of retiring from the career she loves yet and has just clocked up a milestone 45 years of service with Peninsula Health. “I love nursing and […]

Messages of hope for an end to family violence

Photo: Head of Social Work Dr Meghan O’Brien, Chief Executive Felicity Topp, Family Violence Clinical Liaison Laura Menzies and Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence Project Coordinator Marilyn Connolly with the Tree of Hope at Frankston Hospital. More than 300 staff members, visitors and patients across Peninsula Health have written messages on the Tree of […]

Surgical research at Peninsula Health

Last week the research being conducted by the surgical team at Peninsula Health was showcased, at the annual Surgical Symposium. Medical students, medical interns, registrars and residents presented research they have done over the last year, to be considered for the Professor Jonathan Serpell Prize for Excellence in Surgical Research and Endeavour and the Frankston […]

New OPG service opens at Rosebud Hospital

Pictured: Colin Chapman having an OPG scan done by Head of Rosebud Radiology, Damien Barbour. Safety Beach great-grandfather Colin Chapman is one of the first patients to benefit from the new OPG – Orthopantomogram – machine at Rosebud Hospital. Colin, who turns 91 next month, had a bad fall a few years ago and has […]