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Doctor wins award in memory of trail blazing emergency physician

Dr Herman Chiu and Correne Wassertheil. Peninsula Health Emergency Physician Dr Herman Chiu is the 2016 recipient of the Jeff Wassertheil Medal for excellence in emergency medicine. The medal commemorates former clinical director of Peninsula Health’s Emergency Department, Associate Professor Jeff Wassertheil’s leadership and contribution to emergency medicine, prior to his passing in 2008. Jeff’s […]

Researching for a healthy future

Peninsula Health is focussed on delivering the best of care to the local community, while also investing in an extensive research program to ensure we have the answers for the future. The work of Peninsula Health’s Dr Chris Karayiannis was recognised recently when he was awarded the Career Investigator Award at the Australasian Geriatric Medicine […]

Fad diets don’t work

Have you tried popular diets such as paleo, 5:2, lemon detox or meal replacement shakes, but found you have never been able to stick to them? The good news it does not mean you are lacking self-control, but rather that you are human. “Genuinely adults don’t like to be told strict rules, so we break […]

Cooking up a local storm for cancer

Six BBQ Pit Masters from across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will go head to head in a cook off to raise money for local cancer services at Peninsula Health. Take a Break for Cancer is a new Peninsula Health initiative which aims to raise funds for oncology services at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. Local […]

Special bond formed through Aboriginal support service

Helen and Naomi have developed a special relationship. Naomi Stewart first met Helen Bnads, Koolin Balit coordinator at Peninsula Health, during a very difficult time in her life in 2015. After a tough pregnancy, Naomi tragically lost her daughter Ariana, after she was born pre-maturely at 24 weeks at a hospital in the city. “Helen’s […]

Paramedics and Emergency Department working together to improve patient flow

 A senior paramedic is now stationed at Frankston Emergency Department to liaise between Peninsula Health staff and paramedics as part of a pilot program run by Ambulance Victoria. The Hospital Ambulance Liaison Officer (HALO) is currently in place on a 10-12 hour per day basis to help patients transfer from the ambulance stretcher as quickly as […]

Early bowel cancer detection saves Rosebud man’s life

Late last year Rosebud man, Leigh Robilliard, received the news that 14,958 Australians are told every year – he had bowel cancer. “I noticed a bit of bleeding coming from the back, so I went to see my doctor,” explains the 73-year-old. “Then I had a colonoscopy which found I had some cancer in my […]

Investing in the heart of our community

Dr Philip Carillo heads up Peninsula Health’s heart service. When Dr Philip Carrillo started at Frankston Hospital sixteen years ago, there were few cardiology services available on the Mornington Peninsula. Today, he heads the state of the art Peninsula Health Heart Service, with three full-time specialists and 10 visiting medical officers. “Timing is critical in […]

A paediatric dietitian’s tips for managing toddler mealtimes

Do mealtimes with your toddler tend to end in tears or frustration? Louise Miller, a paediatric dietitian from Peninsula Health’s Children’s Services Team, provides some advice for parents of toddlers when it comes to their child’s eating habits. Toddlers are at a stage where they start to develop a sense of independence. After the first […]

Doctors wear crazy socks to raise awareness of mental illness in the medical profession

Peninsula Health CEO Sue Williams, Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood and State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke with medical staff wearing crazy socks at Frankston Hospital. Healthcare workers across Australia and the world are showing their support for doctors experiencing mental illness by wearing crazy socks. The campaign, #CrazySocks4Docs, was started by Peninsula Health […]