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Colouring is not just for kids

Peninsula Health diversional therapist Gail Russo and Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula author and counsellor Rose Farfalla, with patients using the colouring books at The Mornington Centre. A quintessential kid’s activity is being used as an innovative therapy for patients with dementia and those recovering from strokes. “Colouring is proving very successful in calming a lot of […]

Peninsula Health fixing feet in Arnhem Land

Georgia at one of the remote communities she visited in the Northern Territory.  Peninsula Health senior podiatrist, Georgia Coombes, has recently returned from a successful and challenging week working with remote communities across vast distances in the Northern Territory. Georgia spent time in the Laynhapuy Community Health Service across the homelands of Yilpara, Gurrumuru, Dhalinbuy, Wandawuy […]

Giving back to the carers who give so much

Some of the carers enjoying afternoon tea at Cruden Farm. Caring for a loved one with a mental illness is a lifelong commitment, according to Maddy Dodd from the Mental Health Carers Support team at Peninsula Health. “Caring for someone with a mental illness isn’t like looking after someone with a broken leg that will […]

Five easy ways to improve your diet by eating more veggies

Peninsula Health dietitian Sarah Groves shares her tips for how you can improve your diet. Hint: they don’t include buying expensive superfoods or vitamin tablets. Eating more vegetables is the first thing we could change in our diets to improve our health and body’s well being.  October 16th marks the beginning of National Nutrition Week […]

A first in Metastatic Breast Care for Peninsula Health

McGrath Foundation Metastatic Breast Care Nurse Jenny Macindoe. Jenny Macindoe has specialised in helping women and men with breast cancer for the last twenty years. She will now be helping metastatic breast cancer patients and their families on the Mornington Peninsula after joining Peninsula Health as Victoria’s first McGrath Foundation Metastatic Breast Care Nurse. Jenny […]

The challenges and rewards of mental health nursing

Jaimi Rogers at 2 West, Frankston Hospital Ever wondered what it is like to work as a mental health nurse? In this Q&A, Jaimi explains what her job involves and shares her passion for working in this area at Peninsula Health. Name: Jaimi Rogers Job: Endorsed Enrolled Nurse- Mental Health How long have you worked […]

Retirees raise funds for much needed special equipment for Peninsula Health’s Oncology Unit

John McQuarrie, Peninsula Health Chemo/Oncology Day Unit Nurse Unit Manager Joan Thomas, Managing Director of Lifestyle Communities James Kelly, Peter Dwight, Ray Nickles and Veronica Welburn-Brown. John McQuarrie has been a volunteer in Peninsula Health’s pastoral program for a number of years. During his time spent volunteering on the Chemo/ Oncology Day Unit at Frankston […]

Breast care nurses vital support for women with breast cancer

Chantelle and her partner Candice. Peninsula Health Alcohol and Drug Support Worker Chantelle Nolte knows first-hand the importance of breast care nurses to help support women with breast cancer. Her partner Candice was just 24 and living in England when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. With no genetic or family history, this came as […]

Blue Ribbon Day support for Frankston Hospital

Peninsula Health Chief Operating Officer Brendon Gardner and Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Peninsula Branch President Darryl Nation. The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation (Peninsula Branch) today handed over a cheque for $120,000 to Peninsula Health. The cheque handover was held on Blue Ribbon Day, when all Victorians are encouraged to remember Victoria Police officers […]

Walking their way to recovery

Patient June Baker with one of the new wheelie walkers and Peninsula Health staff member Remya Mary John. Getting moving again is an important step towards recovery for patients after surgery or being in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). “Patients recover quicker when we can get them up walking quicker,” according to Bass Ward Nurse […]