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Meet the new Head of Social Work leading some exciting new projects

Dr Meghan O’Brien joined Peninsula Health last year as the Head of Social Work, and brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. The variety of work at Peninsula Health and the opportunity to be involved in more research, with plans for a new Research and Education Centre at Frankston Hospital, attracted Meghan […]

Intensive Care Unit staff making a difference in Sri Lanka

Top left- Angela teaching the BASIC workshop. Top right- Jo teaching some nurses. Bottom- Course participants with Jo and Lis (sixth from left).  Nursing and medical staff from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Frankston Hospital have travelled to Sri Lanka to assist the Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care Nurses (SSCCN) to provide training […]

Pink Ladies celebrate 50 years of caring at Frankston Hospital

Pink Ladies President Pauline (second from right, front row) with other Auxiliary members.  Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group is celebrating 50 years of service to the Frankston Hospital community. “We have raised almost $9 million since we started, which is used to buy equipment for the hospital,” explains Pink Ladies President, Pauline Ellerby, who […]

Teaching kids good oral health habits

Oral Health Therapist Florin with Ruby, Milla, Ava and Stevie.  Triplets Ruby, Milla and Ava and their younger sister Stevie love going to the Dentist. “They get excited about going to the Dentist, they love it,” says Mum Miranda. The girls get regular dental check-ups at Peninsula Health’s Community Dental Service. “It is very important […]

Speech Therapy team delivers the answers for chatterbox, Molly

Molly with Peninsula Health speech pathologist Jessie Cafarella.  After having issues communicating, five-year-old Molly McDonald is now thriving thanks to the paediatric speech pathology team at Peninsula Health.  “Molly wasn’t talking properly so the other kids couldn’t understand what she was saying – she is a beautiful little girl but the other kids didn’t want […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Oral Health

You may look after your general health but are you looking after your oral health? “A lot of people consider their general health to be more important than their oral health – but they don’t know that they are inter-related,” explains Peninsula Health Dentist Dr Chaman Kandola. “If you don’t have good oral health you […]

Breastfeeding tips and how a special donated breast pump is making a difference

New Mums at Frankston Hospital are befitting from the addition of a new, hospital grade breast pump, thanks to local families who donated to the Frankston Peninsula Rotary 2.0 Birth Tree in 2016. “We have some Mums who are separated from their babies for various reasons – so babies might go to the Special Care […]

Kids’ Fun Run helps premmie babies like Dakota

After being born five weeks premature, Dakota Lampard is now thriving after spending time in a brand new ‘baby warmer’ in the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital. “Dakota is one of many babies who benefit from the CosyTherm, which we were able to purchase last year thanks to funds raised from the Kids’ Fun […]

Passionate nurse recognised for delivering outstanding patient care

Veteran nurse Candice Mannix loves her job on our neurology, stroke and general medicine ward at Frankston Hospital. Her passion for providing the very best of care to patients has been acknowledged, with Candice being named Peninsula Health’s first patient nominated Patient Experience Champion. “It’s pretty humbling to win this award – I feel so […]

Art “therapy” for local Mum

When Helen Saigal is immersed in her art, the pain caused by autoimmune disease lupus, just fades away. “I get a lot of joint pain, cardiac pain and fevers but I find art helps me with my health,” explains the Frankston resident. “When I’m doing art I’m not thinking about anything else, I’m thinking about […]