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From Papua New Guinea to Frankston Hospital Infusion Centre

Patient Gary Jean with Infusion Centre nurses Amanda and Siobhan. Every six weeks, fly-in-fly-out worker Gary Jean travels from Papua New Guinea (PNG) to the Infusion Centre at Frankston Hospital. The accountant makes the eight hour journey to receive an infusion he can’t get in PNG, which takes away the numbness in his feet, so […]

Jenica and Luke welcome baby Hudson

Hudson Woods arrived almost one four weeks early, after Jenica went into spontaneous labour on 24 October. He has now gone home after spending two weeks in the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital, where he learned to feed and put on weight. “Hudson was born with a cleft palate,” explains Mum Jenica Parker. “Because […]

Local brothers top fundraisers for the annual Kids Fun Run with K163, on this weekend

Brothers Bradley and Lucas Banks are excited to take part in the annual Kids Fun Run with K163 this weekend, to help raise funds for the Children and Adolescent Unit at Frankston Hospital. The Banks Family are one of the top fundraisers to date for the event – raising $250, which will be used to […]

Bronte’s nursing journey

Hello Everyone, I can’t believe it’s been four months since my last blog. I’m so excited to share with all of you what I’ve been up to! Four months ago I was just beginning on 5FS – a busy Oncology, Haematology and Acute Care of the Elderly ward. This ward was so emotionally and mentally […]

Changing the face of surgery

The research team at Peninsula Health has made advances, which include using 3D printing and augmented reality, to help surgeons better understand the anatomy of blood vessels in reconstructive flaps before and during surgery. The Plastic Surgery team at Peninsula Health is breaking new ground in reconstructive and trauma surgery, after more than a decade […]

Vincent’s health scare and the great care at Rosebud Hospital

When Vincent’s face went numb while he was playing golf, he went straight to Rosebud Emergency Department (ED). “I thought potential stroke – so I did all the preliminaries, went through F.A.S.T – I asked the other guys am I slurring, is my face starting to droop?” Vincent Jugowitz recalls. “I knew if it was […]

What is the Bairnsdale Ulcer?

The number of Bairnsdale Ulcer cases reported across Victoria has risen this year, with Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula hot spots for this bacterial infection. Dr Peter Kelley, Head of Infectious Diseases at Peninsula Health, explains what the Bairnsdale Ulcer is and how you can best protect yourself from the infection. Locations of Barinsdale Ulcer […]

Eating a healthy diet can lower your risk of heart disease – the leading cause of death for men

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death for Australian men. Paying attention to what you eat is one of the most important preventative measures people can take to reduce their risk. Peninsula Health Dietitian Sarah Groves shares her top nutrition tips, including some diet advice specifically for men. Tips for men • Do […]

The consumer making a difference

When Safety Beach local Norman Jones retired seven years ago, he decided to get involved with his local health service as a consumer representative. “My neighbour asked me to join the Southern Community Advisory Group (CAG),” explains Norman. “I said yes I’d like to do it and I’m rather glad I did.” Since then Norman’s […]

Celebrating Research 2018

Professor Stephen Jane, Head of Monash University’s Central Clinical School and Director of Research at The Alfred spoke at the Opening of Research Week on Monday. Pictured from right, Professor Jane, Peninsula Health Professor of Medicine Velandai Srikanth, Chief Executive Felicity Topp and Board member Dr Alison Dwyer. This week Peninsula Health researchers showcased the […]