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Auxiliary a surrogate family for Carinya residents

The Friends of Carinya Auxiliary is committed to helping make the everyday lives of Carinya residents more special. “It’s like a surrogate family to residents,” explained Marion Sparrow, secretary and one of the founding members of the auxiliary 25 years ago. “We help them to purchase or do things to offer them the best possible […]

Outstanding young volunteer helping patients and visitors find their way

Adam Raftopoulos first came to Peninsula Health as a shy but enthusiastic nineteen-year-old looking to gain voluntary experience in the health sector. Fast forward one year and Adam’s bubbly and genuine personality has shone through, making him the perfect fit for the Volunteer Help Office ‘greet and guide’ role, which supports patients and visitors with […]

Ultra-Sound plays key role in the safe birth of twins

When Frankston Mum Chantelle Morrissey had an Ultra-Sound at 32 weeks pregnant with twins, what they discovered changed the course of her pregnancy. “The Ultra-Sound picked up that one of the twins was breech,” explains Chantelle. “The next Ultra-Sounds at 34 and 35 weeks found that she still hadn’t moved.” As one of the twins was bottom down […]

Take a break for cancer patients on the Peninsula

Peninsula Health is encouraging people to Take a Break for Cancer by hosting their own fundraising events to help bring world class cancer services to the Mornington Peninsula. “Every year more than 1500 new cases of cancer are diagnosed in Frankston and on the Mornington Peninsula alone,” said Joan Thomas, Nurse Unit Manager of the […]

Twins frenzy at Frankston Hospital

Mum Val with Lars and Dad Glen with Odis in the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital. There was a record four sets of twins all at Frankston Hospital at the same time at the end of April, with three sets in the Special Care Nursery and one set in the Women’s Health Unit. Balnarring […]

A helping hand for people experiencing homelessness

People experiencing homelessness who come into the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital are given personal care packages when they leave as part of a new initiative started by ED Nurse Unit Manger Trish O’Neill. “We decided to start creating these packs as there has been an increase in the number of people experiencing homelessness […]

Keeping kids busy in the Emergency Department

Deputy Director of Frankston Emergency Department, Dr Jonathan Dowling, thanked Josh for his kind donation. When 10-year-old Josh’s brother was unwell he had to go to the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital. While waiting with his brother, Josh found there wasn’t a lot for kids to do to pass the time – which gave […]

Kids having fun improving their speech

Speech pathologist Sarah Billing with Cole and his Mum Rachael. When Cole was 2 years old, the Baxter boy’s Mum and GP noticed his speech was delayed for his age. Cole was referred to Peninsula Health’s speech pathology team with speech difficulties, partly due to a small hole in the roof of his mouth. “I […]

Veteran on the mend after nasty fall

88-year-old Royal Australian Navy veteran and Frankston local John Boyer was trying to put his slippers on when he had a bad fall at home, alone. “The rubber back on my slippers was caught so I reached down to pull it out and that’s when I fell,” explained John. “It was 10.10pm on a Saturday […]

Patients create ANZAC Day poppies

Patient Audrey with Peninsula Health diversional therapists Maureen and Gail and Jenny from Bunnings Mornington. Patients and staff at Peninsula Health’s The Mornington Centre have helped to hand-make a poppy trail to be erected in the WW1 Avenue of Honour at Mornington Secondary College as part of the school’s ANZAC Day celebrations. “I think it’s […]