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Bowel cancer patient makes speedy recovery

When Rosebud father Terence Cox was diagnosed with bowel cancer last year he feared the worst. “I was promised one of those stoma bags and I wasn’t looking forward to that at all but I built myself up to say if I have to I have to,” recalls Terence. “When I woke up from the […]

Compassionate and supportive to the end

Every day our staff do everything they can to save lives, but sometimes there is nothing more they can do, except provide compassionate, end of life care to patients and their families. Earlier this year, Dr Harmeen Kaur, a medical intern at Peninsula Health provided end of life care to a patient in hospital for […]

Pharmacist wins award for championing person centred care

Director of Pharmacy Nick Jones presents Grace with the award. Pharmacist Grace Loh has been recognised by her peers for going above and beyond to provide a positive experience for patients. She is Peninsula Health’s staff nominated Patient Experience Champion for 2018. The award is part of Peninsula Health’s celebration of Patient Experience Week. Grace, who […]

Cooling caps for cancer patients at Frankston Hospital

Frankston Hospital is one of the first public hospitals in the state to offer cancer patients scalp cooling while they undergo chemotherapy to help prevent a common side effect of treatment – hair loss. Last week Crib Point mother-of-three Angela Fox was the very first patient to have scalp cooling, which chills the head and […]

Helping kids and adults with bowel and bladder problems

When kids and adults on the Peninsula experience bowel and bladder problems, Camille Edgar and the Continence Team at Peninsula Health are here to help. “We see people from all walks of life with different severity of urinary incontinence, prolapse, prostate problems, bowel incontinence, constipation and more,” explains Camille, Manager of Peninsula Health’s Continence Service. […]

Don’t put it off – get checked for bowel cancer today

Head of Oncology, Dr Zee Wan Wong and patient Liz Yates.  Bowel cancer doesn’t just affect older people – it affects people of all ages – such as local Mum Liz Yates, who was diagnosed aged 41. “I didn’t get any of the normal symptoms,” explains Liz. “I lost quite a bit of weight and […]

Making a trip to theatre more fun and friendly for kids

Pictures of planes, monkeys, trees and even the famous SpongeBog SquarePants now adorn the walls of pre-operative and recovery spaces in theatres at Frankston Hospital, thanks to Clinical Nurse Specialist Alicia Campbell. “The operating suite is a very overwhelming place and I wanted to make it more child friendly with bright colours and cartoons they […]

New Elder Abuse Liaison Officer at Peninsula Health

Friday 15 June is World Elder Abuse Day. Peninsula Health has recently welcomed experienced social worker Mandy Strange to the team, to train staff to recognise the signs of Elder Abuse and help empower older people to make decisions around their own life choices. Q & A with Mandy Strange, Elder Abuse Liaison Officer at […]

Baby Gussie thriving after surviving life-threatening infection

Baby Gussie will celebrate his first birthday in August – a milestone his Mum thinks he would not have made if it wasn’t for the care of the paediatric team at Frankston Hospital. “Gussie was born weighing 5.14 pounds, which is small, but we took him home and he was a really good baby,” recalls […]

Allied Health Assistant set to retire after 37 years at Peninsula Health

Heather Trinca will retire later this month after spending almost four decades of her life working at Peninsula Health. Over this time she has seen the organisation change from a small country hospital to the large metropolitan health service that it is today. One of her first roles was working at the Rosebud Day Hospital. […]