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How new website is helping the elderly stay active during Covid-19

Associate Professor Michele Callisaya played a key role in launching the ‘Safe Exercise At Home’ website. A Peninsula Health physiotherapist and senior research fellow has helped launch a website that encourages elderly people to stay active at home during the Covid-19 pandemic. Associate Professor Michele Callisaya was one of a number of Australian clinicians and […]

How to curb your dependence on nicotine

The pharmacy at Frankston Hospital, where pharmacist Darshana Meanger assists patients with curbing their dependence on nicotine. Darshana Meanger knows what it takes to help smokers quit. The Peninsula Health pharmacist regularly helps people, of all ages, who are dependent on  nicotine – the feel-good chemical found in tobacco. “The nicotine is what draws people […]

Lending a hand during Covid-19

Senior Occupational Therapist Rosie House uses Telehealth to assist patients with hand and upper limb rehabilitation.  Hand Therapy is the art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb.  At Peninsula Health, Hand Therapy is part of the Occupational Therapy Department. Hand Therapy provides assessment and therapy for acute hand and wrist injuries at Frankston […]

Funding to take ‘cutting edge’ asthma treatment to the next level

Associate Professor David Langton is researching ways to further develop a procedure for severe asthmatics. (Photo taken in 2014) A relatively new procedure which eases coughing and wheezing in severe asthmatics could soon be made more effective thanks to research being led by Peninsula Health. Associate Professor David Langton, Director of Thoracic Medicine at Peninsula […]

Visitor Guidelines

Peninsula Health has strategies in place to contain the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) and keep you and your loved ones safe. We ask all visitors to please take note of our Visitor Guidelines, effective across all Peninsula Health sites. No visitors are permitted entry to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Ward 5GN and the Acute […]

15 years of supporting Emergency Department patients and families

Volunteers in Peninsula Health’s Assistance and Care in Emergency (ACE) program support patients in Emergency Departments. Can you believe it has been 15 years since our Assistance and Care in Emergency (ACE) volunteer program was created? We would like to send a huge congratulations to all 125 program volunteers who provide amazing care and support […]

One door closes, another opens for Marty

Patient Services Assistant Marty Hunt is screening visitors to Rosebud Hospital during Covid-19. Months after undergoing life-changing kidney transplant surgery, Martin Hunt is back on his feet and at the forefront of Peninsula Health’s response to Covid-19. For more than 15 years, ‘Marty’ has worked as a Patient Services Assistant at Rosebud Hospital, primarily responsible […]

Covid-19 in focus this International Clinical Trials Day

Dr Kasha Singh is exploring opportunities for Peninsula health to take part in clinical trials related to COVID-19. Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world on 20 May to recognize the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747.  He trialled […]

“You can see and feel the difference”: A decade of furry hospital friends

Qualified dog behaviourist and Pet Therapy founder Dave Edlond with his Wheaten Terrier ‘Maya’. Canine enthusiast and Pet Therapy founder David Edlond combines two of his life’s passions at work. On his days driving patients around for Peninsula Health’s non emergency vehicle sector, the 67-year-old from Somerville is kept company by his Soft Coated Wheaten […]

Exercise, companionship and better health: celebrating 20 years of Karingal Walkers

Members of Karingal Walkers start and finish their regular walks from shopping center Karingal Hub (Photo taken prior to Covid-19 restrictions).  Gloria Callery believes the practical and emotional support from a passionate band of volunteers, lies at the heart of the Karingal Walkers’ success over two decades. “They truly make the difference,” says the Peninsula […]