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A champion mental health mentor

“I’ve now been a mentor, guest speaker and peer leader thanks to my involvement in the Champs program” Jodie Hinton is now a mentor for young people. But it wasn’t always this way. As a young person, Jodie once struggled with her mother’s mental illness, until she did the Satellite Champs program. “I had no […]

Breakthrough study leads to improved breast reconstructions

Associate Professor David Hunter-Smith. High-tech 3D modelling can now be used to improve planning for breast reconstructions, aiding aesthetic outcomes and reducing operation times thanks to a breakthrough study at Peninsula Health led by plastic surgeon Associate Professor David Hunter-Smith. “It is a really exciting time to be working in this field,” Mr Hunter-Smith said. […]

Mt Eliza Junior Football Club signs up for smoke free

Our health is our future. The Mt Eliza Junior Football Club has signed the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula Smoke Free Charter, making it the first of 14 clubs in the Frankston and District Junior Football league to sign. The club has also developed a smoke free policy to go completely smoke free. Mt Eliza Junior Football Club […]

Smoke-free study – a plus for Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health roll out of new Smoke-Free Signage at all sites, 2016 A study into the effect of a smoke-free policy at Peninsula Health has been published in the Australian Health Review. The article, ‘Effect of a smoke-free policy on staff attitudes and behaviours within an Australian metropolitan health service: a 3 year cross-sectional study’ […]

Blue Ribbon $80,000 patient transport vehicle cheque handover

President of the VPBRF-PB Mr Darryl Nation hands cheque to Mr David Anderson, Peninsula Health Acting CEO. The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation, Peninsula Branch (VPBRF-PB) has presented a cheque to Peninsula Health for the purchase of a Patient Transport Vehicle that will be based mainly at Rosebud Hospital, but used where needed across the […]

State-of-the-art of service to improve heart health on the Mornington Peninsula

Peninsula Health Heart Service centrepiece – the ultramodern chest pain unit which opened in February. Cardiovascular disease, which can result in both heart attack and stroke, remains the highest cause of death and disability for people in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. “The number of people living with cardiovascular disease is increasing due to an […]

Top Myths about Immunisation

Australian research shows that some parents are concerned about vaccine safety and effectiveness. He we explore the top myths around immunisation. 1 Myth: The body’s immune system can cope with infection without the help of vaccines. Fact: The immune system is a collection of specialised cells and chemicals that fight infection. Each time an infectious […]

More than 100 patients through the new chest pain unit in less than two months!

When the wedding comes to you

“L-R: Robert Lang and Barbara Lang with son Don Lang and new wife Julie Lang.” Robert Lang wants to get married and have his mother Barbara, attend the wedding. But Barbara is an in-patient at Peninsula Health’s Palliative Care Unit. Not wanting his mother to miss out on the wedding Robert and his fiancée have […]

$1.5 million upgrade for Peninsula Health’s Mental Health Unit

Peninsula Health’s Adult Mental Health Unit (“2 West”) is to undergo an extensive upgrade following the announcement today of $1.5 million in State Government funding. 2 West was built in the early 1990s but has had very little capital improvements in the past two and a half decades. The physical environment has been described by […]