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From student to surgical intern – a world of change

The following blog is written by Dr Giselle Dela Cruz, a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Medicine is a world of change. Headlines are born from the research that comes out of health professionals’ careers and every consultant has a story about how medicine was taught in their day. As health professionals, we live in […]

Local classic car enthusiasts raise funds for Rosebud Hospital

More than 180 classic car enthusiasts came together in Tyabb to catch up, talk cars and raise money for Rosebud Hospital. “We’re just a group of fellows who enjoy each other’s company and cars,” says Peter Bennett, from the Peninsula Boys Car Enthusiasts. “Because we’re all getting old codgers down here a few of our […]

Baby Autumn makes early arrival, just in time for Christmas

It was a few days before Christmas and Afton Nido, who was pregnant with her first baby, had just finished work for the year and was looking forward to a restful break with her family. However her baby had other ideas. “I woke up on Friday night with sharp abdominal pain so I went to […]

How to eat well, age well and prevent falls

The following article is written by the Peninsula Health Falls Prevention Service. It’s Falls Prevention Week at Peninsula Health. Do you know someone wasting away on a diet of little more than tea and toast? Do you have an elderly friend or relative who believes that now that they are older it’s okay to be […]

Community show their support for Rosebud Hospital

The second Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal has been a smashing success, raising a whopping $63,000 for the Emergency Department. The funds were raised thanks to generous donations from local people, clubs, groups and businesses this past summer. The final tally was announced by Peninsula Health CEO, Felicity Topp, at a special afternoon tea to thank […]

Peninsula Health launches new family violence strategy

Pictured left to right:Jenny Chapman, Project Manager, Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence, Royal Women’s Hospital; Safe Steps advocate Suchitra, who also shared her story at the launch; Louisa Whitwam, Project Lead, Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence, Peninsula Health; Rosie Batty; Felicity Topp, Chief Executive, Peninsula Health, Lyn Jamieson, Chief Operating Officer, Peninsula Health.   […]

Brady’s first trip to Hospital

Seven-year-old Brady got a behind the scenes look at what his Mum, Peninsula Health Nurse Faye Swift, does every day after a nasty eye infection that saw him spend three nights in hospital. “He had this slow-burning eye infection that started to look a bit dodgy so we went to Rosebud Emergency and then got […]

Doctor born at Frankston Hospital returns to deliver the next generation of babies

Dr Amy Swanson was born at Frankston Hospital and now, a few decades later she’s the one delivering babies as the new senior registrar in the Women’s Health Unit. “I’ve lived in Seaford all my life apart from when I went away to Canberra briefly for medical school, so Frankston is my hood,” laughs Dr […]

A Giving Mind

Every year, thousands of people give generously to Peninsula Health because they want to ensure everyone across the Peninsula has access to world-class care, close to home. Melinda King is a wonderful local resident, who gives regularly, and who typifies the generosity and commitment of so many people in our local community. “I have been […]

A life saved

Your donations saving lives on the Peninsula Greg Fisher had just returned home from a trip overseas when he noticed his skin had turned a yellowish tone and he started to feel unwell. “I thought I’d been bitten by a mosquito and had malaria – but I was wrong,” says Greg. Luckily for the retiree, […]