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Dr Jon’s Summer Survival Guide

Summer is here and so is the silly season as we head to the beach, the park and the bush to celebrate Christmas and the end of the year. Dr Jonathan Dowling, Deputy Clinical Director of Frankston Hospital Emergency Department, has these tips to keep you and your family safe and healthy this summer. Be […]

Ben survives freak surfing accident thanks to Rosebud Hospital’s Emergency team

Peninsula local Ben Amey knows the ocean well – as a fisheries officer and avid surfer he spends majority of his time in and around the water. He never expected to be rushed to Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department (ED) for a life-saving procedure after his Monday morning surf almost turned fatal.    “It was a […]

Ida’s first operation goes smoothly thanks to summer hospital appeal

Ida Noonan with her daughters Wendy Mack and Joan Joiner-McDermott. Ida Noonan has seen and done many things in her 99 years – but breaking a bone, having an operation and spending a few weeks in hospital were all foreign experiences for her until November this year. “I was sweeping the leaves in the garden […]

Plans revealed for a bigger, better Frankston Hospital

Frankston Hospital will be transformed into a world-leading teaching hospital and research institution, if plans for its expansion are approved. The multi-million dollar blueprint was unveiled today by Peninsula Health, which operates Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, The Mornington Centre, Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre and community health programs on the Mornington Peninsula. The expansion of […]

Happy 10th Birthday to The Mornington Centre

Tresna Cuttris, Ruth Azzopardi, Lyn Jamieson, Karen Bull, David Anderson, Robyn Digby and Judi McKee cut the cake. Today current and past staff members celebrated 10 years since Peninsula Health first opened its purpose-built Aged Care and Rehabilitation Unit, The Mornington Centre. The 60-bed facility was opened by then Health Minister, Daniel Andrews, on 28 […]

Anaesthetist celebrates 35 years of service with Peninsula Health

Dr John Copland has performed tens of thousands of anaesthetics during his 35 years working at Peninsula Health. But its patient care and teaching – not numbers – that the long-serving staff member hangs his hat on. “The patient always comes first – they need to be treated with consideration, dignity and skill. I always […]

Novel patient centred outcome measures after surgery

Professor Velandai Srikanth, Professor Paul Myles, Diana Heggie, David Anderson, Dr Tim Williams and Dr Nathan Pinskier at the oration. Professor Paul Myles gave the annual Jeremy Anderson Oration at Peninsula Health as part of Research Week earlier this month. The Director of the Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine at the Alfred Hospital and […]

Lisa’s three-time motherhood journey with Frankston Hospital

Langwarrin Mum Lisa Schefman shares her experience of having her three children at Frankston Hospital. I first began my motherhood journey with Frankston Hospital in 2010 when I signed up for shared care with my first pregnancy. This meant my antenatal care was shared between my GP and the midwives at Frankston Hospital. We joined […]

Father of three recovering from mysterious infection

Andrew with his son Camden. When local father of three Andrew Sims went to the GP with an ear ache, he never expected to spend the next week in Frankston Hospital, being treated for something he’d never heard of before. “It started one Saturday afternoon – I noticed a slight swelling on my neck and […]

Meet Tony – a grandfather, golfer and keen gardener, living life to the fullest with cancer

“The unknown is the worst part about having cancer,” says Tony Burgess, who was diagnosed with myeloma 18 months ago.   “It can be lonely and hard going through treatment. It’s good to have someone to talk to who knows what you’re going through.” Cancer patients like Tony and their families now have a place to […]