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Making a trip to theatre more fun and friendly for kids

Pictures of planes, monkeys, trees and even the famous SpongeBog SquarePants now adorn the walls of pre-operative and recovery spaces in theatres at Frankston Hospital, thanks to Clinical Nurse Specialist Alicia Campbell. “The operating suite is a very overwhelming place and I wanted to make it more child friendly with bright colours and cartoons they […]

New Elder Abuse Liaison Officer at Peninsula Health

Friday 15 June is World Elder Abuse Day. Peninsula Health has recently welcomed experienced social worker Mandy Strange to the team, to train staff to recognise the signs of Elder Abuse and help empower older people to make decisions around their own life choices. Q & A with Mandy Strange, Elder Abuse Liaison Officer at […]

Baby Gussie thriving after surviving life-threatening infection

Baby Gussie will celebrate his first birthday in August – a milestone his Mum thinks he would not have made if it wasn’t for the care of the paediatric team at Frankston Hospital. “Gussie was born weighing 5.14 pounds, which is small, but we took him home and he was a really good baby,” recalls […]

Allied Health Assistant set to retire after 37 years at Peninsula Health

Heather Trinca will retire later this month after spending almost four decades of her life working at Peninsula Health. Over this time she has seen the organisation change from a small country hospital to the large metropolitan health service that it is today. One of her first roles was working at the Rosebud Day Hospital. […]

Local girls sell slime to support Cancer Services at Frankston Hospital

Cousins Mikayla and Holly and their great-grandmother Nana Val.  When their great-grandmother “Nana Val” started undergoing cancer treatment at Frankston Hospital, cousins 10-year-old Holly and 12-year-old Mikayla decided they wanted to do something to help. “They asked if they could go down to the shops and buy ingredients to make slime to sell,” explains Holly’s […]

Footy legend supports cancer fundraiser in honour of his late Mum

Hawthorn premiership player Gary “Bucky” Buckenara knows all too well the devastating effect cancer can have on families – his Mum passed away after a short battle with cancer just before turning 60. This winter, he’s supporting Take a Break for Cancer and helping to raise funds for Cancer Services at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. “When you […]

Surviving and thriving with cancer

When Somers local Linda Wilson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six years ago, she made a decision to live life to the fullest. She has been able to do just that while staying in her local community, thanks to the oncology team at Frankston Hospital. “The five-year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is […]

Health professionals don colourful socks to raise awareness of doctors’ mental health

1 June 2018 Ms Felicity Topp, Miss Annette Holian, Dr Geoff Toogood, Mr Paul Edbrooke MP and Associate Professor Tony Walker. Doctors, medical students and health professionals around the world are today wearing outlandish, zany and bright socks in support of doctors’ mental health. Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood started #CrazySocks4Docs last year. The […]

Cancer patients get free oncology massage thanks to Commonwealth Bank

5FS patient Marissa with oncology massage therapists Julie Murfet and Delphine de Jong.  Frankston Mum Marissa Carvalho is one of many patients on the Oncology Ward at Frankston Hospital to benefit from access to specialist oncology massages while receiving treatment. The Karingal Branch of the Commonwealth Bank donated $10,000 for the service on ward 5FS. […]

Sporting clubs butt out to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking

Football, Soccer and Netball clubs across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula are saying no to smoking and going smoke free for the Quit Challenge Round on 2-3 June. Twelve clubs from Football Federation Victoria and thirteen from the Frankston District Netball Association are going completely smoke free for the first time, following the lead of AFL […]