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Clean clothes when you need them most

Jenni O’Sullivan (second from left, front row) and Elissa Rolland (fourth from left, back row) with ACE volunteers at Frankston Emergency Department.  The ACE volunteers at Frankston Emergency Department (ED) are running a donated clothing stand so that patients can go home in clean clothes. “It’s so much nicer to send someone home in clean […]

Living an active life with kidney disease

Janette receiving dialysis at Frankston Hospital. When Frankston resident Janette felt unwell during Christmas eighteen years ago she dismissed it as food poisoning – little did she know it was something far more serious. “I lost a lot of weight but when I thought I’d recovered I tried to go back to my old routines […]

Short-Stay Theatre the latest innovation at Frankston Hospital

Residents on the Mornington Peninsula will now benefit from a new state-of-the-art short-stay operating theatre at Frankston Hospital. The pioneering project was officially launched on Friday morning at Frankston Hospital by Peninsula Health CEO, Sue Williams, and the State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke.  “This important new facility brings the total number of operating theatres […]

Shirley receives life-saving heart stent

Shirley is now recovering in Frankston Hospital after having a heart attack. 84-year-old Shirley Swain loves playing lawn bowls, eats healthy and lives a very active lifestyle – not the sort of person you would expect to have a heart attack. “I shouldn’t have had a heart attack – I’ve done all the right things […]

How to eat mindfully

Clinical Dietitian Zhoe Wharrington and Peninsula Health’s Head of Psychology, Priscilla Yardley, spoke about mindfulness and how it can be applied to eating. Do you ever eat to the point you feel like you are going to be sick? It may be time to consider practising mindful eating. “Eating is a natural, healthy, and pleasurable […]

First Sod turned on new multi-storey car park at Frankston Hospital

Patients, family and carers on the Mornington Peninsula are a step closer to having access to 750 additional car park spaces at Frankston Hospital. The multi-million dollar project was officially launched on Thursday morning at Frankston Hospital by Peninsula Health CEO, Sue Williams, and the State Member for Frankston, Paul Edbrooke. (see attached photo) “This […]

First café in Mt Eliza goes completely smoke free

Ian sits on the smoke free sidewalk out the front of Mt Eliza Deli. The Mt Eliza Deli is the first café in the village to ban smokers from lighting up in their outdoor dining area. “I’m a food shop first, smoking and food don’t go together, so we went cold turkey and banned smoking,” […]

Running to make a difference for premature babies

The McCann family. Parents Kasha and Luke McCann are encouraging all local families to support the ‘Kids Fun Run with K163’ this March in Moorooduc. The McCanns welcomed their second baby, Leo, into the world at just 31 weeks and six days in January at Frankston Hospital. “Because he was so young he needed help […]

New Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Peninsula Health

Fiona Reed, the new Executive Director of Nursing and Midwifery at Peninsula Health, has a strong focus on nursing leadership, nursing research, nursing education and ensuring the services we provide are contemporaneous and evidence based. Fiona shares her thoughts on the nursing profession and her new role at Peninsula Health. As a profession, nurses take […]

Health Alert – Ross River virus

With yesterday’s news of a number of cases of Ross River virus being reported in the Frankston and Casey areas, we are reminding you to take care this summer and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes if you can. The symptoms of the virus include joint inflammation and pain, fatigue and muscle aches, while many infected […]