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Young tradies drinking less than previous generation

Building and plumbing apprentices are drinking less and making better choices than Generation X, according to new research. “We found 52% of apprentices consume less alcohol than work-mates in the trade,” explains Lisa Abbott, the lead researcher on the project which investigated the alcohol culture of male building and plumbing apprentices across the Frankston Mornington […]


Peninsula Health is proud to have been recognised for its role in improving health outcomes for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community at last night’s Victorian Public Healthcare Awards in Melbourne. Proudly Inclusive: the journey to achieving Rainbow Tick accreditation won the ‘Improving LGBTI Health’ category. Peninsula Health’s Acting Chief Executive Officer, […]

Baby Zayn goes home after 73 days in the Special Care Nursery

First-time Mum Kelly McQuillan is over the moon to be taking baby Zayn home to Rosebud – 73 days after he was born. “It is a relief to finally be taking him home,” says Kelly. “It’s exciting but also scary in a good way.” Kelly and Zayn have been on quite a journey over the […]

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 […]