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Grass pollen season is here – so is the potential for thunderstorm asthma

It’s been two years since very rare weather conditions on November 21 saw 8500 people seek treatment in hospitals across Victoria for thunderstorm asthma. Dr Jonathan Dowling, Deputy Clinical Director of Frankston Hospital Emergency Department, says while the liklihood of such an event occuring again is low, it is important for people to be prepared. […]

Birth Tree celebrates the next generation of Frankston residents

In the past year, one-year-old Ronny Stevens has grown a lot and so has the Birth Tree with her name on it, in Montague Park Frankston. Last year, Ronny was one of more than 70 babies who participated in the Rotary Peninsula 2.0 Birth Tree Project. Parents register the birth of their new arrival and […]

Gallery of Hope opens at Frankston Hospital

 Tessa with her artwork in the Gallery of Hope at Frankston Hospital. A staircase at Frankston Hospital has been transformed into a spectacular art gallery. Artwork created by people who come into contact with the mental health service, their families and Peninsula Health staff has been installed in the space, which was opened earlier this […]

Used lived experience to help others

Peninsula Health carer peer Melanie Ryan uses her lived experience of having a loved one struggle with their mental health, to help family members of people who are admitted to the acute mental health wards at Frankston Hospital. “Family members get referred to me or I might approach someone if I see them around the […]

Four sets of Twins at the Special Care Nursery at Frankston Hospital

Pictured left to right: Special Care Nursery Nurse Resmi Vijesh with Liam and Travis Jose; Mum Jane Denning with Harlow and Summer Templeton; Dad Michael Johnson with Hannah and Edie Johnson and Special Care Nursery Nurse Specialist Meg Robertson with Norah and Noah Takhi. There was a record-breaking four sets of twins in the Special […]

Emergency Department Ultrasound Room dedicated to fallen police officers

Peninsula Health and the Blue Ribbon Foundation Peninsula Branch, came together for a special ceremony on Friday 19 October to dedicate the Emergency Department (ED) Ultrasound Room at Frankston Hospital to two fallen police officers. “We are delighted to be dedicating our Ultrasound Room in the Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital as a permanent memorial […]

Leading UK respiratory physician visits Frankston Hospital

Professor Shah (third from left), Professor Langton (third from right) and Mr Gary Braun, Clinical Director of Medicine (on the end right) with Peninsula Health medical staff. Frankston Hospital is one of a few hospitals in the state performing a complex respiratory procedure to improve lung function by inserting artificial valves into the lungs.  Professor Pallav […]

Padua College students create comfort kits for Frankston Emergency patients

Padua students Gus and Chloe give ED patient Robert one of the kits.  This week the team at Frankston Emergency Department received a donation of 200 comfort kits to give to patients, from a class of Year 12 VCAL students at Padua College. “When people come into the Emergency Department it often isn’t planned – […]

Helping older people live independently at home, for longer

Seaford couple Joy and Rob McInnes credit the Occupational Therapy team at Peninsula Health with helping them be able to continue living in their own home. When Joy and Rob first met Occupational Therapist Lauren Wood from the Domiciliary Care team at Peninsula Health, Joy was having trouble walking long distances and getting around at […]

Suicide awareness – how to reach out if you’re concerned about a loved one

Georgia Hocking (second from right) with her Dad Paul, sisters Hayleigh and Maddison and brother Ben. Mornington Peninsula local Georgia Hocking lost her younger brother Ben to suicide in 2016. This week, Georgia will share her story to help raise awareness about suicide, and what people can do to help prevent it, at a free […]