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Helping kids be kids

Podiatrist Dr Alicia James is passionate about making sure that foot pain doesn’t stop children from being able to play sport or have a hobby. “The fact I can help reduce pain and allow kids to be kids is incredibly rewarding,” said Dr Alicia James, Head of Podiatry at Peninsula Health.  “I enjoy being able […]

Peninsula Health Chairperson wins prestigious Seniors Award

Peninsula Health Chairperson, Ms Nancy Hogan, has won the Rotary Club of Melbourne 2016 Seniors Award for her significant contribution to the community, and in particular, aged care services. “Ms Hogan exemplified all the qualities we were looking for,” said Mr Robin Syme, chair of the Rotary Club of Melbourne sub-committee responsible for putting together […]

Demand for Rosebud Hospital services on the rise over summer

Rosebud Hospital is the first stop and shining light for residents and visitors to the southern Peninsula – especially during January. Over the summer when the Mornington Peninsula’s population increases, so does the number of patients treated at Rosebud Hospital. This is particularly evident in the Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department and also Rosebud Community Dental. […]

A visit from the Kimberly

Kimberly Renal Service staff with Peninsula Health staff members at the Haemodialysis Unit at Frankston Hospital. Staff from the Kimberly Renal Service in Western Australia visited the Haemodialysis Unit at Frankston Hospital to hear about our health service and also share with Peninsula Health staff how they operate and some innovative things they are doing, […]

Jerry on the mend after nasty mountain-bike riding crash

15-year-old Mt Martha resident Jerry was mountain-bike riding in Red Hill when he had a bad crash on his bike and had to be rushed to Rosebud Hospital. “I was going about 40/50km an hour downhill around a turn when I hit a tree jump. I went over the handlebars and started tumbling about 50 […]

Using animation to reduce smoking rates

Peninsula Health has partnered with local schools in a bid to reduce smoking rates in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula, which are significantly higher than the state average. “Most people in our community would agree that no one wants their kids to smoke.  But for an issue with so much support, the score card […]

Communicating and connecting with kids with autism

There are touch screen TVs with games in a paediatric waiting room at Frankston Hospital Emergency Department.  Coming to hospital can be a scary experience for all children – especially for kids with autism, as it puts them outside the comfort zone of their routine. “Repetitive behaviours make kids with autism feel safe but the […]

Get behind your local hospital this summer

The inaugural Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal will be held on 27 January to raise money for the hospital that provides healthcare to more than 22,000 patients on the Southern Peninsula every year.  “Our Emergency Department is the first stop – and a shining light – for critically ill patients on the Southern Peninsula,” said Rosebud […]

Lifesaving service for elderly people

Many people with older parents worry about what will happen to them if they have a fall when they’re alone. “Falling over poses a major problem for many elderly people and can result in serious injuries such as broken bones, internal bleeding and hospitalisation,” said Dr Peter Lynch, Peninsula Health’s Clinical Director of Aged Care […]

Life with an ICD

Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood, Alec Colombo, Peninsula Health cardiac technologist Victoria Rotar and Glenn Bowles at a recent Peninsula ICD Patient Support Group. Glenn had never had heart problems, so he was very surprised when a regular trip to the GP found he had an irregular heartbeat, which can cause blood clots. It […]