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Messages of hope for an end to family violence

Photo: Head of Social Work Dr Meghan O’Brien, Chief Executive Felicity Topp, Family Violence Clinical Liaison Laura Menzies and Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence Project Coordinator Marilyn Connolly with the Tree of Hope at Frankston Hospital. More than 300 staff members, visitors and patients across Peninsula Health have written messages on the Tree of […]

Surgical research at Peninsula Health

Last week the research being conducted by the surgical team at Peninsula Health was showcased, at the annual Surgical Symposium. Medical students, medical interns, registrars and residents presented research they have done over the last year, to be considered for the Professor Jonathan Serpell Prize for Excellence in Surgical Research and Endeavour and the Frankston […]

New OPG service opens at Rosebud Hospital

Pictured: Colin Chapman having an OPG scan done by Head of Rosebud Radiology, Damien Barbour. Safety Beach great-grandfather Colin Chapman is one of the first patients to benefit from the new OPG – Orthopantomogram – machine at Rosebud Hospital. Colin, who turns 91 next month, had a bad fall a few years ago and has […]

The young volunteer advocating for people with a disability

Sarah Confoy is passionate about improving the accessibility of Peninsula Health’s sites and services for people with a disability. “I like helping people in the community and advocating for people with disabilities who can’t advocate for themselves,” explained Sarah, who has been a member of Peninsula Health’s Disability Consumer Advisory Group (CAG) for more than […]

Leading the way in research in allied health

Peninsula Health has broadened its research portfolio in rehabilitation, with the appointment of David Snowdon to a newly established position of Allied Health Research Lead in Sub-Acute. David started his new role in 2018 and is already working hard to deliver significant results for the local community. David’s role is not only to initiate his […]

Keeping children and families safe

Family violence trainer Kelly Finch during a training session with Emergency Department nurses.  Family violence in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula is among the highest in Victoria. On average, 11 incidents are reported to police every day. Our family violence programs work both at a system level to ensure we have the right processes in […]

Going home early no hindrance to a speedy recovery

There is an increasingly widespread belief that patients recovering from stroke can adequately continue their rehabilitation at home if they are discharged from hospital sooner. “The assumption is that people are more active at home compared to in hospital. We are investigating whether this assumption is true,” says Peninsula Health physiotherapist and Stroke Detours Program […]

From Papua New Guinea to Frankston Hospital Infusion Centre

Patient Gary Jean with Infusion Centre nurses Amanda and Siobhan. Every six weeks, fly-in-fly-out worker Gary Jean travels from Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the Infusion Centre at Frankston Hospital. The accountant makes the eight hour journey to receive an infusion he can’t get in PNG, which takes away the numbness in his feet, so […]

Jenica and Luke welcome baby Hudson

Hudson Woods arrived almost one four weeks early, after Jenica went into spontaneous labour on 24 October. He has now gone home after spending two weeks in the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital, where he learned to feed and put on weight. “Hudson was born with a cleft palate,” explains Mum Jenica Parker. “Because […]

Local brothers top fundraisers for the annual Kids Fun Run with K163, on this weekend

Brothers Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to take part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the Children and Adolescent Unit at Frankston Hospital. The Banks Family are one of the top fundraisers to date for the event – raising $250, which will be used to […]