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A paediatric dietitian’s tips for managing toddler mealtimes

Do mealtimes with your toddler tend to end in tears or frustration? Louise Miller, a paediatric dietitian from Peninsula Health’s Children’s Services Team, provides some advice for parents of toddlers when it comes to their child’s eating habits. Toddlers are at a stage where they start to develop a sense of independence. After the first […]

Doctors wear crazy socks to raise awareness of mental illness in the medical profession

Peninsula Health CEO Sue Williams, Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood and State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke with medical staff wearing crazy socks at Frankston Hospital. Healthcare workers across Australia and the world are showing their support for doctors experiencing mental illness by wearing crazy socks. The campaign, #CrazySocks4Docs, was started by Peninsula Health […]

Main Street Mornington Cafes go smoke free to mark World No Tobacco Day

(L-R): Winey Cow owner’s Cam Henderson and Jill Henderson, Peninsula Health’s Health Promotion Practitioner Andie Murphy, Peninsula Health’s General Manager of Community Health Ruth Azzopardi and Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Bev Colomb. A number of Mornington food businesses including Store Fifteen, Soul Press, Via Boffe, Corner Counter and The Winey Cow have adopted the Frankston […]

Patients get crafty at The Mornington Centre

Patricia Allen, Diversional Therapist Lisa Burns, Christina Margaret Flower, Diversional Therapist Gail McFarlane, Mornington Men’s Shed members Arie de Noil and Richard Pilbeam, volunteer Anne Burnell and Lorna Linsey at the craft group.  Patients at The Mornington Centre have a fashionable new accessory thanks to volunteer Anne Burnell and The Mornington Men’s Shed. “I find […]

Local football clubs go smoke free and tell smokers to butt out

  Local football clubs urged to go smoke free Ahead of World No Tobacco Day we’ve teamed up with St Kilda Football Club to call on local sporting clubs to go smoke free and help reduce the harmful effects of smoking. The following clubs will host the Quit Challenge Round 3-4 June, to highlight the […]

The cardiology team saved the love of my life

As the husband of a senior nurse and father of two nurses, 54-year-old Brendan Anderson knew something was badly wrong when he had chest pains at home on a Sunday morning earlier this year. It started as a niggling, so Brendan had a glass of milk thinking it was just heartburn,” explains his wife Anne, […]

Tim Rajakumar – from Mt Eliza to Oxford and back again

Tim Rajakumar grew up in Mt Eliza before moving away when he was 9-years-old. Almost 20 years later Tim is back in Australia, this time as a fifth year medical student from Oxford University in England, doing a placement at Frankston Hospital. “I came to Peninsula Health because this is where I want to work,” […]

Peninsula Health auxiliary wins Minister for Health Volunteer Award

Friends of Carinya Auxiliary members Marion Sparrow and Jan Graham, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams MP. The Friends of Carinya Auxiliary has been recognised at the annual Minister for Health Volunteer Awards, winning the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer – Improving Public […]

Peninsula Health helps 92-year-old to recover and remain independent

Pictured: Margaret has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 40 years 92-year-old Sorrento woman Margaret Stewart is recovering in Rosebud Hospital after having problems with her heart. “I collapsed at home and was rushed in an ambulance to the Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital on the Peninsula,” explained Margaret. “They found […]

Am I at risk of developing a blood clot?

Pictured: Peninsula Health pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are raising awareness of Venous Thromboembolism. People of all ages can be affected by the formation of blood clots in the veins – officially known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). May 15-19 is Peninsula Health VTE Awareness Week. Pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are reminding patients […]