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A world class hospital for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula

The doctors, nurses and allied health staff at Peninsula Health are proud to deliver world class care to the local community. But after more than 75 years of service, Frankston Hospital is too cramped to cope with the demands and health challenges of the next decade and beyond. The population of Frankston and the Mornington […]

A Giving Mind

Every year, thousands of people give generously to Peninsula Health because they want to ensure everyone across the Peninsula has access to world-class care, close to home. Melinda King is a wonderful local resident, who gives regularly, and who typifies the generosity and commitment of so many people in our local community. “I have been […]

A life saved

Your donations saving lives on the Peninsula Greg Fisher had just returned home from a trip overseas when he noticed his skin had turned a yellowish tone and he started to feel unwell. “I thought I’d been bitten by a mosquito and had malaria – but I was wrong,” says Greg. Luckily for the retiree, […]

Making hearts grow stronger

Time is critical in cardiac care. The sooner a patient can come in to see us, the quicker we are able to diagnose and start the right course of therapy or treatment. 59 year old Carrum Downs local, Andreas Moller, knows this all too well. Last winter he was enjoying some down time, unaware he […]

Caring for our diverse community

Peninsula Health has a strong Diversity Framework, which outlines our commitment to make sure everyone has equitable access to health services and resources. Our aim is to meet the diverse health needs of everyone in our community in a person-centred, respectful, and responsive way. Our Diversity Plan focuses on the specific needs of our diverse […]

Holter Monitor detects heart problem, saving Eric’s life

Frankston veteran Eric Belcher was enjoying a trip to Cranbourne Gardens for his daughter’s birthday, when suddenly he passed out. “I blacked out, vomited and was totally unconscious,” recalls the 88-year-old. “The ambulance came nice and quick and by this time I was asking what all the fuss was about, I thought I was alright […]

Delivering culturally sensitive health care

Peninsula Health is committed to helping close the gap in Indigenous health outcomes and works with Community across the Peninsula to promote the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. While many Aboriginal people have good dental health, on average compared to the non-Aboriginal population, Aboriginal adults have twice the untreated dental tooth decay and higher […]

First time parents Hayley & Sean welcome Baby Q

Carter Quinlivan was in no rush to make his entrance to the world and meet his very excited parents, friends and family. He was born at Frankston Hospital on 24 January, almost two weeks past his due date. “I ended up being induced,” explains first-time Mum Hayley. “However he was too big and he just […]

Pet Therapy Pals a source of comfort and companionship for dementia patients

“She is a wonderful, wonderful friend,” says Alan Wardley, when talking about his Pet Therapy Pal, Spotless. Alan, who has dementia, was a patient at The Mornington Centre when he was identified as someone who would benefit greatly from being part of Peninsula Health’s Pet Therapy Pal program. Pet Therapy Pals are special weighted stuffed […]

Changes to end of life care laws

The Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act starts on 12 March. Dr Fergus McGee from Peninsula Health’s Advance Care Planning Service explains what the changes mean when it comes to making end of life care decisions. Make your wishes count by making an Advance Care Plan. Peninsula Health runs a free service to assist you […]