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Community set to benefit as dental service expands

Construction on Peninsula Health’s Rosebud dental clinic will begin this month with plans to open in December. The new dental clinic will expand from four to six dental chairs. Sue McKinlay, Community Dental Program Manager said the expansion comes in response to increasing demand and the introduction of the Medicare Child Dental Benefit Schedule (CDBS). […]

The Southern Peninsula Woodworkers ‘Rock On’

Sitting in the foyer at Rosebud Hospital is a marvellous almost life size rocking horse in need of a good home. The Southern Peninsula Woodworkers and the Rotary Club of Rosebud Rye have joined forces and donated the handcrafted horse which is valued at $3,000. The rocking horse is being raffled by the Rosebud Hospital […]

80 year old woman climbs Sydney Harbour Bridge

Marie Bailey, 80, has experienced arthritis for years but after starting Tai Chi she was able to climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge. “I climbed the bridge last year for my birthday. I would never have been able to do that without Tai Chi. “I put it all down to Tai Chi,” Marie said. Ms Bailey […]

Heart disease: Australian women’s largest killer

Every day an average of 25 women die from a silent killer. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for Australian women, yet it is rarely recognised as such. According to the Heart Foundation, over 90 per cent of women have at least one modifiable risk and up to 50 per cent have two […]

Teeing off for charity

Peninsula Kingswood Country Golf Club’s annual charity drive is set to tee off again, with members of the public invited to take the opportunity to enjoy a day on the exclusive private course while supporting a great cause. About 150 guests are expected to attend the 2014 Combined Charity Golf Day on Saturday 6 September, […]

Kicking for a cause – Blue Ribbon Football Day

The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Peninsula Branch will be joining forces with local police members and the Somerville Junior Football Club once again on Sunday 17th August 2014. For the past two years the Peninsula Branch and the Somerville Junior Football Club have held a Blue Ribbon Junior Football Day where over 500 young athletes […]

Generous grant boosts care for elderly patients

Elderly patients across the Peninsula will benefit from a generous grant from Grosvenor Foundation. The Foundation has donated $10,000 to Peninsula Health’s Falls Prevention Service for their Falls Prevention for Elderly Patients program. The grant will purchase fall-out mats and bed assist monitors for Peninsula Health services across Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Golf Links Road […]

Frankston’s triathlon champion

Deb McDonell is a force to be reckoned with. The Associate Nurse Unit Manager of the Chemotherapy Day Unit at Frankston Hospital has recently been selected to represent Australia at the 2014 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Canada. Deb first got into training for triathlons through one of her chemotherapy patients who asked her […]

Esso and BHP Billiton generously support Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department

Critically ill patients at Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department will benefit from a significant gift from Esso Australia Resources and BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd. The Gippsland Basin Joint Venture companies have donated $10,000 to Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department. It is their 24th donation to the Emergency Department in as many years. The donation will enable […]

Victorian first: new surgery changes lives of long term asthmatics

For the first time in Victoria, ground-breaking surgery to ease the suffering of long-term asthma sufferers is available at Frankston Hospital. The revolutionary new surgery reduces the effects of asthma attacks on chronic asthma sufferers for whom traditional medications do not work. Professor David Langton, Peninsula Health Director of Thoracic Medicine performed the procedure for […]