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Local gynaecologist helps girls and teens feel more comfortable about their bodies

Girls and teenagers with gynaecology problems no longer need to travel to the city to receive specialised care, thanks to a new clinic now open at Frankston Hospital. Dr Deepti Rampal, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with specialist training in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, is running the new service, which started last year. “After finishing my […]

National Palliative Care Week – what matters most?

This week is Palliative Care Week. It is also a good time to have a conversation that many people avoid – talking about end of life care. One way you can ensure your wishes count is to have an Advance Care Plan. Peninsula Health runs a free Advance Care Planning service that can help you […]

Three generations at Frankston Hospital

Dayna, Charlie and Heather (centre) at the Pink Ladies Cafe.  Twenty-eight years ago Pink Ladies Secretary Heather Watts gave birth to her second daughter Dayna at Frankston Hospital. Fast forward to 2018 and Dayna was back at the same hospital where she came into this world. But this time she was the one giving birth, […]

Clinical trial changes Ann’s life

Ann Milesi’s asthma was so bad, she was never expected to live past 21. The mother-of-two struggled with terrible asthma her entire life, until five years ago when she participated in a clinical trial which changed her life. “I’ve had asthma since I was three months old, so I have never grown out of it,” […]

Patient feedback goes straight to the top

Felicity chats with patient Gary. Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp and our senior management team are visiting patients on the wards this month at Frankston Hospital to hear first-hand feedback from patients. “This new patient experience initiative gives the staff in charge of running our hospital the opportunity to visit patients and families on […]

Flu season is here – time to get vaccinated

Last year we had an unprecedented number of people presenting to our Emergency Department with the flu. The best way to protect you and your family is to get your flu shot, according to Dr Shyaman Menon, Clinical Director of our Emergency Department.   About the flu shot The flu shot changes every year to […]

The Dad and senior Doctor delivering world class care to local women

Dr Efe Obudu has wanted to be a doctor ever since he was a six-year-old boy living in Lagos, Nigeria. The Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at Peninsula Health almost chose to follow his father’s footsteps and join the Navy, before deciding to follow his childhood dream. “I was just a kid playing games when I […]

Newly renovated Palliative Care Unit provides tranquil space for patients and their families

Mother of three Sofia Zafar Aliyar was a patient at Peninsula Health’s Palliative Care Unit. “She had cancer but we couldn’t do treatment anymore,” explains her husband Said. “It started as breast cancer three years ago. Then she went into remission but it came back a year later and now she has a tumour in […]

Local and compassionate care for cancer patients on the Peninsula

Skye local Melanie Rees was able to spend every precious last moment with her late husband Joel in hospital before he passed away on Boxing Day last year; but only because of Frankston Hospital’s expanding Oncology service. The 55-year-old sadly lost his battle with aggressive tongue and throat cancer and spent his last weeks on […]

New Nurse Unit Manager for Gunnamatta Ward at The Mornington Centre

Long-serving Peninsula Health staff member Julie Emmanuel is the new Nurse Unit Manager of Gunnamatta Ward at The Mornington Centre. The experienced nurse is excited to be working in sub-acute nursing for the first time in her career at Peninsula Health’s aged care and rehabilitation centre. “Over the last 18 years I have been NUM […]