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  • Concerned about cancer symptoms? Don’t delay

    Peninsula Health Head of Oncology, A/Prof Zee Wan Wong

    Peninsula Health urges anyone who is concerned about symptoms of cancer to visit their GP as soon as possible.

    This is in line with Cancer Council Victoria’s simple message to all Victorians during Covid-19 – ‘Don’t Delay’.

    Identifying and treating cancer early can save lives. If any member of our community has health concerns, please promptly visit your doctor and attend your appointments for further investigations, or to see a specialist.

    “We are seeing fewer patients being diagnosed with cancer in Victoria over the last few months during the pandemic,” says Peninsula Health Head of Oncology, A/Prof Zee Wan Wong.

    “It is important to continue to present for cancer screening and seek medical attention for any concerning symptoms. Potential delays in cancer diagnosis may lead to more advanced disease and symptoms, and often a poorer outcome.”

    Peninsula Health’s Oncology Unit is ...

  • Peninsula Health launches Post Covid-19 Recovery Program

    The Post Covid-19 Recovery Program is offered at all Community Health sites (pictured: Exercise Physiologist, Jarrod Middleton and Allied Health Assistant, Lyn McAllister)

    Peninsula Health has launched a new program that helps community members manage and recover from prolonged symptoms of Covid-19.

    Called the ‘Post Covid-19 Recovery Program’, clinicians work with consumers who have previously tested positive to the virus to develop a care plan so they can achieve physical, social and mental health recovery.

    The program is led by our Community Health Services team and is offered at all our Community Health sites.

    Following an initial consultation and assessment, consumers are linked with a multidisciplinary team to assist with their recovery process, generally starting with exercise physiologists and dietitians. Consumers are also provided with information and education in order to establish healthy practices.

    The intensive program runs for eight weeks with follow-up consultations occurring at three, six and twelve months. ...

  • Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Julian Hardy-Smith

    Senior Clinician Julian Hardy-Smith has worked at Peninsula Health for 20 years.

    Julian Hardy-Smith is celebrating 20 years at Peninsula Health. 

     The highly valued member of our Emergency Department is today a Senior Clinician with the RAD (Response, Assessment and Discharge Team), which is made up of occupational therapists, physiotherapists and nurses. 

    Every day he and the team are supporting patients, with a range of medical conditions, to be discharged safely from the emergency department.

    Julian doesn’t want you to neglect your health during the pandemic, urging everyone to keep their health in check by continuing to seek medical treatment.

    Thank you Julian for caring for our community during Covid-19.

  • Your go to at home exercise this World Physio Day

    Physiotherapist Matt Timmers demonstrating the 'clock' lunge, an easy exercise to do while at home during Covid-19 restrictions.

    Our physiotherapists are experts in prescribing exercises for a range of physical conditions.   To mark World Physio Day (Tuesday, 8 September 2020), senior physiotherapist Scott McGill wants to share with you the benefits of the lunge - a movement that is simple does not need equipment, and targets several key physical skills.   “The lunge is helpful to anyone, especially to many of us staying at home. All you need is to be able to bend your hips and knees a bit, and have a chair or bench close by if you’re concerned about your ...
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  • Frankston Hospital Update for our local community – 4 September

    Our services are fully operational, our people are returning to work and Frankston Hospital is here to support our local community.   We know that there is some community anxiety about coming to hospital and we want to share with you a few things to reassure you that our entire health service is safe for you to visit.   If you require emergency treatment or have ongoing appointments, please do not delay your visit to Frankston Hospital or any of our other sites.   Our staff continue to be asymptomatically tested for COVID-19, so we can be assured that they are not carrying the virus.   Our Infection Prevention and Control measures and procedures have been assessed by external experts to ...
  • Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Amanda Hua

    Clinical Pharmacist Amanda Hua at Frankston Hospital.

    Amanda Hua is playing her part to care for Covid-19 positive patients during the pandemic.

    As one of the Clinical Pharmacists at Frankston Hospital, you’ll often find her reviewing guidelines and tools that support the safe and effective use of medications.

    More recently, she’s been updating intravenous infusion pumps and guideline documents, to facilitate safe administration of antiviral medications used to treat Covid-19.

    Thank you Amanda for caring for our community during Covid-19.

  • Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Sarah Cattanach

    Payroll Operations and Customer Service Officer Sarah Cattanach.

    Sarah Cattanach is one of our many people playing important role in the Covid-19 environment. 

    Not only does she make sure staff are paid on time, she’s often the first point of contact for employees who have queries about their pay. 

    As one of our Payroll Operations and Customer Service Officers, Sarah continues to be as friendly and as helpful as she can, in finding the best outcome for employees during this evolving time. 

    Thank you Sarah for caring for our community through Covid-19.

  • Peninsula Health launches Symptom & Urgent Review Clinic

    Oncology and Haematology Nurse Practitioner, Lisa Taylor, is our SURC Project Lead. 

    Peninsula Health is now providing greater support for cancer patients across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula through the opening of our new Symptom and Urgent Review Clinic (SURC).

    Based at the Frankston Hospital Chemotherapy Day Unit, the SURC will help our patients manage potential side effects from systemic anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy.

    Patients will be able to contact experienced cancer nurse clinicians who may either provide advice via telehealth through video or phone consultations, triage patients to see their GPs or advise in-person attendance for further management. 

    The clinic is funded by the Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service (SMICS), Department of Health and Human Services. “The SURC is a welcome addition to Peninsula Health as it allows us to provide exceptional cancer care to the patients in our community,” says Oncology and Haematology Nurse ...

  • Frankston Hospital Update for our local community – 26 August


    A number of wards across the Frankston Hospital site have temporarily ceased admissions as a precautionary measure. These wards include AMSU, SSSU and 5GN. Cardiology, mental health, ICU, maternity and acute medical surgical wards continue to accept admissions. We thank our local public and private hospitals and primary care providers for their support during this time. The contacting of all discharged patients that may have been determined a close contact is now complete. Thank you to our colleagues at SEMPHN for their support in reaching our community. Asymptomatic testing of all Peninsula Health staff and inpatients continues across the service.


    Frankston Hospital Emergency Department Our Emergency Department is open. We encourage everyone that needs emergency care to go to the Emergency Department at Frankston or Rosebud Hospitals.

    Maternity We would like to reassure our community that our Maternity Service is a safe place for women and their ...