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Helping veterans like Douglas get back on their feet

Veteran Douglas Clayton is recovering in Rosebud Hospital after having major orthopaedic surgery. “He had a fall and broke his hip,” explains Margaret Clayton, Douglas’ wife of 65 years. “He was just walking along the corridor when he fell flat on his face and I said do not move.” After a quick assessment by their […]

Ask your children, what was your favourite moment today?

Virginia McRae with the activity for parents and children to do together. Parents are being urged to have more conversations with their children. A parent talking with their child is a powerful tool for building their child’s brains, their language skills and their child’s readiness to start school ready to learn, according to Virginia McRae, […]

A bigger and better Frankston Hospital one step closer

Frankston Hospital is set to grow significantly with the signing of a historic deal to purchase land next to the existing site. Peninsula Health has reached an agreement with Frankston Tennis Club to purchase the land adjacent to the Emergency Department on Yuille Street. The deal paves the way for a bigger and better Frankston […]

The Peninsula Health staff member racing around the world

Seven years ago, Jay McGrath made a decision to change his life. Fast forward to 2017 and Peninsula Health’s Director of Workforce Health has gone from doing very little or no exercise, to competing in the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in the Netherlands. He’s also run in the London and New York marathons and […]

Carers caring for each other

Jacinta Pope has spent the last 10 years caring for family members with mental health issues. Now, she’s joined Peninsula Health as a Carer Peer Worker, to help other carers on the Mornington Peninsula. “I think it makes a huge difference to the people I support being a carer myself – you’re not just talking […]

Helping cancer patients at Frankston Hospital to Look Good, Feel Better

Peninsula Health staff members Joan Thomas (far right) and Jane Biniak (centre) accepted a plaque from Look Good Feel Better to mark 20 years of workshops at Frankston Hospital. Patients including Jen (fourth from the right in the back row) had a lovely morning run by volunteers including Barb (fourth from left back row). Volunteers […]

Spring is here – why not ride to work tomorrow?

Thea Grenfell from our Community Health team regularly leaves her car at home and rides 9km to work at Frankston Hospital. She is encouraging others to follow her lead ahead of National Ride 2 Work Day on 18 October. “I try to ride to work 2-3 times per week,” says Thea. “I ride from Langwarrin […]

Supporting local Mums like Isabelle, through cancer treatment

Merricks North mother and businesswoman Isabelle Dogne was training for a marathon when she developed a sore breast. “I went to the doctors and got sent for further tests which found I had three tumours in my left breast,” recalls Isabelle. She has recently finished six months of treatment at Frankston Hospital.  “I chose to […]

Using lived experience to help others with mental illness

Paul Fagan is using his own experience recovering from mental health issues and substance abuse to help mental health clients at Peninsula Health. “The terminology of peer worker is you’ve got lived experience,” explains Paul, who has worked in the Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit at Frankston Hospital as an Alcohol and Drug Peer Worker […]

VIDEO: Tour our newly renovated Mental Health ward, 2 West

Frankston Hospital’s Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit 2 West has recently had a major renovation thanks to funding from the State Government. The Nurse Unit Manager, Liam Shaw, takes you on a tour of the new spaces, including the fish tank and basketball court, to explain how the renovated communal areas are being used […]