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Spring is here – why not ride to work tomorrow?

Thea Grenfell from our Community Health team regularly leaves her car at home and rides 9km to work at Frankston Hospital. She is encouraging others to follow her lead ahead of National Ride 2 Work Day on 18 October. “I try to ride to work 2-3 times per week,” says Thea. “I ride from Langwarrin […]

Supporting local Mums like Isabelle, through cancer treatment

Merricks North mother and businesswoman Isabelle Dogne was training for a marathon when she developed a sore breast. “I went to the doctors and got sent for further tests which found I had three tumours in my left breast,” recalls Isabelle. She has recently finished six months of treatment at Frankston Hospital.  “I chose to […]

Using lived experience to help others with mental illness

Paul Fagan is using his own experience recovering from mental health issues and substance abuse to help mental health clients at Peninsula Health. “The terminology of peer worker is you’ve got lived experience,” explains Paul, who has worked in the Psychiatric Assessment and Planning Unit at Frankston Hospital as an Alcohol and Drug Peer Worker […]

VIDEO: Tour our newly renovated Mental Health ward, 2 West

Frankston Hospital’s Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit 2 West has recently had a major renovation thanks to funding from the State Government. The Nurse Unit Manager, Liam Shaw, takes you on a tour of the new spaces, including the fish tank and basketball court, to explain how the renovated communal areas are being used […]

Changing the lives of people with an amputation

Dr Juleen Lim, Prosthetist Nick Chiswell, Carlyle La’Brooy and Physiotherapist Kim Urmston. Dr Juleen Lim and Physiotherapist Kim Urmston are part of the multi-disciplinary team at Peninsula Health helping people with an amputation achieve their goals and function with a prosthetic limb. “We see clients at various stages in their rehabilitation journey – some have […]

The orthopaedic surgeon from Frankston Hospital saving lives around the world

Ian Young has worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at Peninsula Health for almost a decade. Over these years the long-serving surgeon has not only saved lives at Frankston Hospital – he has also been deployed a number of times as a Specialist Medical Officer in the Royal Australian Navy to places such as Afghanistan, Iraq […]

Cardiac arrest – a silent killer

Alec with Cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood and Cardiac Technologist Victoria Rotar when presenting his story at the Peninsula Health ICD Support Group. Sudden cardiac arrest is a silent killer – it can happen to anyone, anywhere and at any time or age. It kills between 23,000 and 33,000 Australians each year; more than breast cancer, […]

Dedicated community members transform garden at Frankston Hospital

The garden in the undercroft at the main entrance of Frankston Hospital is now significantly greener and brighter thanks to keen gardening volunteers who are members of the Peninsula Health Frankston Northern Community Advisory Group. Over the last three years, the group including Julian Conlon, Alice Irving and Jacque Grant, have worked on the revegetation […]

Daniel has the need for speed

With a love for all things with a motor, taking on the role of Fleet Manager at Peninsula Health in November last year made perfect sense to Daniel Sprague. “Previously I was a mechanic and I have also worked in oil and gas,” explains Daniel. “The favourite part of my job at Peninsula Health is […]

The Emergency Department Nurse and Mum making a trip to hospital less stressful for kids with autism

Antje Walter knows first-hand how stressful a trip to the Emergency Department (ED) can be for someone on the autism spectrum. Two of her children have autism and she is also a nurse at Frankston Emergency Department. “I can understand what it’s like from a health professional point of view trying to assess, treat and […]