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Peninsula Health staff member awarded prestigious fellowship

Podiatrist Dr Cylie Williams has been awarded a prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Research Fellowship for 2017-2020 – the first Peninsula Health staff member in Allied Health to be awarded a fellowship of this kind. Dr Williams, Peninsula Health’s Research and Evaluation Lead for Allied Health, said she is excited […]

How to run a healthy event

Andie Murphy and Josh Pereira developed the healthy events planning resource. Peninsula Health has released a healthy events planning guide to help people in the community host healthier events. “The aim of the guide is to show event organisers how they can support the wellbeing of the community and also engage a wider audience by […]

R U OK? Check-in on elderly relatives and neighbours this summer

Extreme heat can affect anybody, but older people are particularly at risk of heat stroke and dehydration.   There are many factors which can cause heat stress and heat-related illness, including: Dehydration. To keep healthy, our body temperature needs to stay around 37°C. The body cools itself by sweating, which normally accounts for 70 to […]

MRI Licence for Frankston Hospital

Up to 2,000 patients each year will now benefit from greater access to bulk-billed MRI tests at Frankston Hospital. The granting of new full MRI licence today means local patients referred by specialists will no longer need to travel out of the area for their scans. Patients can have their MRI scan at Frankston Hospital, […]

Q&A with 30 year nursing veteran Sue from Rosebud Emergency Department

Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department (ED) is there for residents and visitors of the southern Mornington Peninsula 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Meet Sue, one of the ED nurses, who is passionate about the life-saving work she does every shift. Name: Sue Simpson Job Title: Registered Nurse, Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department What […]

Patients central to care at Peninsula Health

Kim Heriot, John Clark Kennedy and Teri-Harlem at the Person Centred Care Expo. “People don’t hear what you say, they remember how you make them feel. That to me comes down to the essence of what person centred care is about,” said Peninsula Health Board Member Bronwyn Lewis when she opened the inaugural Peninsula Health […]

Milestone for heart health on the Peninsula

Peninsula Health Cath Lab team members: Heather McFarlane, Marcus Arrowsmith, Associate Professor Jamie Layland, Catherine Shaw, Vivian Penzo, Nicole Ternal and Chris Walker. The Peninsula Health cardiology team reached a major milestone this week, inserting the 400th heart stent this year. The 400th stenting procedure was performed by the on call cardiology team of nurses, […]

Peninsula Health launches second Aboriginal Employment Strategy

Peninsula Health CEO Sue Williams has launched a new strategy aimed at increasing Aboriginal participation in the Peninsula Health workforce. The Peninsula Health Aboriginal Employment Strategy (2016-2019) was developed in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community representatives and builds on work completed under Peninsula Health’s first Aboriginal Employment Strategy (2012-2015). “I am very […]

Nurse Barbara celebrates 45 years with Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health chair Nancy Hogan with nurse Barbara Burriss at the 2016 Celebration of Service Ceremony. This year marks a special milestone for mental health nurse Barbara Burriss; what started as an 18 day contract has led to 45 years of service with Peninsula Health. “I love working at Peninsula Health and I love working […]

Frankston Hospital celebrates 75 years of service to the Peninsula community

Peninsula Health Chair Nancy Hogan and CEO Sue Williams cut the cake, celebrating 75 years of Frankston Hospital. Today Frankston Hospital celebrated 75 years as an integral part of the Mornington Peninsula community since it was first opened on 30 November 1941. From humble beginnings, the £24,000, 30 bed community hospital has grown into a […]