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Close to home cancer care a comfort

Margaret with Rosebud Chemotherapy Unit Nurse Jo.  Margaret Wood was caravanning around Queensland when she experienced sharp pains on the right side of her stomach. “I thought it must be my appendix, I better go to the hospital,” recalls Margaret. “That’s when I found out I had bowel cancer and spots on my lungs and […]


Serious adverse events such as unexpected death or sudden cardiac arrest are often preceded by observable physiological and clinical abnormalities. Patients and family members can often recognise when they or their loved one is getting sicker, sometimes before the doctors and nurses caring for them – this is because they know the person better and […]

Access Worker chosen as 2018 Harmony Day Ambassador

Stacey Bassett is Peninsula Health’s Harmony Day Ambassador. The Access Worker has been recognised by her peers and senior management for exemplifying the values of inclusiveness and respect for all in her day to day work. “Having cultural awareness and cultural knowledge is especially important when it comes to looking after an individual’s health,” says […]

Women’s health physio wins award for excellence

Noosh’s family were there to present Jane with the award.  Physiotherapist Jane Young has been recognised for her role making a difference to people with continence issues and building the women’s health physiotherapy service. On 18 April, Jane was announced as the recipient of the Noosh McGrath Excellence in Physiotherapy Award. The award is given […]

Infusion Centre helps visiting patients like busy QLD Mum Shaneen

Left: Phoebe  with one of her horses. Right: Shaneen receiving an infusion at Frankston Hospital. Imagine being so tired you’d take your child to school and then come home and sleep until pick-up time, every day. That was Shaneen Roche’s life before she was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease. “I come to the Infusion Centre […]

From student to surgical intern – a world of change

The following blog is written by Dr Giselle Dela Cruz, a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Medicine is a world of change. Headlines are born from the research that comes out of health professionals’ careers and every consultant has a story about how medicine was taught in their day. As health professionals, we live in […]

Local classic car enthusiasts raise funds for Rosebud Hospital

More than 180 classic car enthusiasts came together in Tyabb to catch up, talk cars and raise money for Rosebud Hospital. “We’re just a group of fellows who enjoy each other’s company and cars,” says Peter Bennett, from the Peninsula Boys Car Enthusiasts. “Because we’re all getting old codgers down here a few of our […]

Baby Autumn makes early arrival, just in time for Christmas

It was a few days before Christmas and Afton Nido, who was pregnant with her first baby, had just finished work for the year and was looking forward to a restful break with her family. However her baby had other ideas. “I woke up on Friday night with sharp abdominal pain so I went to […]

How to eat well, age well and prevent falls

The following article is written by the Peninsula Health Falls Prevention Service. It’s Falls Prevention Week at Peninsula Health. Do you know someone wasting away on a diet of little more than tea and toast? Do you have an elderly friend or relative who believes that now that they are older it’s okay to be […]

Community show their support for Rosebud Hospital

The second Rosebud Hospital Summer Appeal has been a smashing success, raising a whopping $63,000 for the Emergency Department. The funds were raised thanks to generous donations from local people, clubs, groups and businesses this past summer. The final tally was announced by Peninsula Health CEO, Felicity Topp, at a special afternoon tea to thank […]