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The best of care on your doorstep

Patricia Scullion has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for nearly thirty years and is very involved in the local community. She is on the Peninsula Adult Education and Literacy committee where she used to teach English as a Second Language and also has a stall at Flock of Seagulls in Rye where she sells hand-made […]

New purpose built Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit opened

People on the Mornington Peninsula experiencing mental health issues will have access to a purpose build six bed Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit that will streamline the time spent in the busy Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital. The PAPU was officially opened on 26 June by State Member for Frankston Paul Edbrooke.   Peninsula Health […]

New Nurse Unit Manager for Rosebud Emergency

“Nursing is my passion – this is what I really love to do,” says Kim Rogers, the new Nurse Unit Manager of the Emergency Department at Rosebud Hospital. Kim has had a diverse nursing career working at large and small hospitals across the public and private sectors, as well as teaching nursing students at Post […]

Twins thriving six months after premature birth at Frankston Hospital

Twins Jaxson and Jayden with Mum Rebecca. A few days before Christmas last year Rebecca Story was 28 weeks pregnant and suddenly in a lot of pain after having had a very smooth pregnancy so far. “I’d been in pain for three days so I decided to go to hospital to get checked out,” recalls […]

Treating cancer patients on the southern peninsula

Judy Watson spent years caring for patients as a nurse on the Walker Ward at Rosebud Hospital. Now the tables have turned and Judy is the one being cared for at Rosebud Hospital after being diagnosed with cancer in October last year. “I was finding it difficult to breathe so I rang an ambulance,” recalls […]

Bowel cancer screening test saves Malcolm’s life

A series of fortunate events led to 73-year-old Malcolm Stanton’s bowel cancer being diagnosed when it was just the size of a fingernail. “My wife and I travel around Australia for 10 months of the year and then come back to visit the kids and grandkids,” explained Malcolm. “I went to my post office box […]

Dromana hairdressers raise $27K for Rosebud Hospital

Peter and Mary Anderson, owners of Mirage Hair in Dromana. Husband and wife Mary and Peter Anderson have rallied the community of Dromana together to raise $27,000 to fund vital equipment for Rosebud Hospital. The owners of Mirage Hair in Dromana teamed up with the Dromana Rotary Club to host the Rosebud Hospital Benefit Dinner […]

What does a dietitian eat?

Dietitians are experts when it comes to food, so what do they eat themselves? Peninsula Health dietitian Thea Moloney kept a food diary to share “warts and all” what she ate over three days. Breakfast Bircher muesli (yoghurt, milk, muesli, sliced apple). It’s easy to make a batch of bircher muesli to last a few […]

Coming together to take a break for cancer

Jade Watson understands the devastating impact cancer can have on families – sadly her mother-in-law passed away due to cancer last year and her father-in-law has brain cancer. “My family has been really affected by cancer over the last couple of years and you just want to do something,” explains Jade, a Medical Education Officer […]

Bowel cancer affects people of all ages

Robyn is recovering from surgery  on Bass Ward at Frankston Hospital after being diagnosed with bowel cancer. While age is a risk factor, bowel cancer doesn’t just affect older people – 54-year-old Robyn Sabo was diagnosed last year. “It all started with occasional blood on the toilet paper,” explained Robyn, who just pushed it aside. […]