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Patients get crafty at The Mornington Centre

Patricia Allen, Diversional Therapist Lisa Burns, Christina Margaret Flower, Diversional Therapist Gail McFarlane, Mornington Men’s Shed members Arie de Noil and Richard Pilbeam, volunteer Anne Burnell and Lorna Linsey at the craft group.  Patients at The Mornington Centre have a fashionable new accessory thanks to volunteer Anne Burnell and The Mornington Men’s Shed. “I find […]

Local football clubs go smoke free and tell smokers to butt out

  Local football clubs urged to go smoke free Ahead of World No Tobacco Day we’ve teamed up with St Kilda Football Club to call on local sporting clubs to go smoke free and help reduce the harmful effects of smoking. The following clubs will host the Quit Challenge Round 3-4 June, to highlight the […]

The cardiology team saved the love of my life

As the husband of a senior nurse and father of two nurses, 54-year-old Brendan Anderson knew something was badly wrong when he had chest pains at home on a Sunday morning earlier this year. It started as a niggling, so Brendan had a glass of milk thinking it was just heartburn,” explains his wife Anne, […]

Tim Rajakumar – from Mt Eliza to Oxford and back again

Tim Rajakumar grew up in Mt Eliza before moving away when he was 9-years-old. Almost 20 years later Tim is back in Australia, this time as a fifth year medical student from Oxford University in England, doing a placement at Frankston Hospital. “I came to Peninsula Health because this is where I want to work,” […]

Peninsula Health auxiliary wins Minister for Health Volunteer Award

Friends of Carinya Auxiliary members Marion Sparrow and Jan Graham, Minister for Health Jill Hennessy MP and Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Carers and Volunteers Gabrielle Williams MP. The Friends of Carinya Auxiliary has been recognised at the annual Minister for Health Volunteer Awards, winning the award for Outstanding Achievement by a Volunteer – Improving Public […]

Peninsula Health helps 92-year-old to recover and remain independent

Pictured: Margaret has lived on the Mornington Peninsula for more than 40 years 92-year-old Sorrento woman Margaret Stewart is recovering in Rosebud Hospital after having problems with her heart. “I collapsed at home and was rushed in an ambulance to the Intensive Care Unit at a private hospital on the Peninsula,” explained Margaret. “They found […]

Am I at risk of developing a blood clot?

Pictured: Peninsula Health pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are raising awareness of Venous Thromboembolism. People of all ages can be affected by the formation of blood clots in the veins – officially known as Venous Thromboembolism (VTE). May 15-19 is Peninsula Health VTE Awareness Week. Pharmacists Mays Shabbot and Esther Liu are reminding patients […]

What is the Rainbow Tick Accreditation?

The Peninsula Health Rainbow Tick Steering Committee. Peninsula Health is currently working towards gaining its Rainbow Tick Accreditation. Once achieved Peninsula Health will be the first entire Health service in Australia to achieve the Rainbow Tick. “The Rainbow Tick Accreditation supports organisations to understand and implement Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (GLBTIQ) inclusive […]

Peninsula Health staff star at Victorian Allied Health Research Conference

Pictured: Michelle Sargent and the poster explaining her research project. Eleven Peninsula Health staff members presented their research to other allied health professionals from across Victoria at the Victorian Allied Health Research Conference last month. “We have a strong research culture at Peninsula Health so this conference was a fantastic opportunity for us to share […]

Unstoppable volunteer nominated for award

When Dolores Jaeger moved to Langwarrin from Shepparton she knew nobody until another lady introduced herself at the local shops, and asked her to join their walking group. Fast forward 10 years and Dolores has now clocked up more than 4000 hours walking, providing warm up and cool down exercises as a volunteer walk leader […]