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New fetal diagnostic service at Frankston Hospital

Local couple Amy & Luke (pictured)  are among the first people to benefit from the new service provided by  the Women’s Health Unit.  Pregnant women with suspected fetal abnormalities no longer have to travel to the city for diagnosis, thanks to a new service now in operation at Frankston Hospital. “What this service was started […]

Don’t doubt yourself – Peninsula Health’s new Chief Executive has some advice for other women

Felicity Topp is just as comfortable in the boardroom, leading an organisation of more than 5,000 people as she is at home, where she isn’t afraid to get out the power tools to do maintenance around the house. Peninsula Health’s new Chief Executive’s advice to other women on International Women’s Day is simple. “Don’t doubt […]

Juggling medicine and motherhood

Dr Rachel Chan with her daughter Alexandra. It is possible to pursue a career in medicine and be a Mum – just ask Peninsula Health Hospital Medical Officer Dr Rachel Chan. Six years ago both of Dr Chan’s dreams came true – she was accepted to study medicine and found out she was pregnant.  “I’ve […]

The singing obstetrician with big plans for women’s health

Dr Jolyon Ford is a highly experienced obstetrician and gynaecologist, with impressive plans to innovate and improve women’s health services at Peninsula Health. I am working towards expanding our services to provide more clinics, better continuity and improved follow up for women,” says Dr Ford. The Clinical Director of Women’s Health is also a father […]

Radiology advances apace at Rosebud

The Rye Opp Shop is iconic in the local community for its unwavering and generous support of Rosebud Hospital. In the coming months, the community will have access to yet another piece of worldclass medical equipment, when an OPG machine or Orthopantomogram is added to Rosebud Hospital’s suite of Medical Imaging tools, thanks to a […]

It’s never ok

No matter the situation, violence towards our staff is never OK. “Healthcare workers are particularly vulnerable to occupational violence because they deal with people in stressful, unpredictable and sometimes volatile situations,” explains Fiona Reed, Executive Director of Nursing. “Occupational violence in health environments is a serious issue with the potential for tragic outcomes.” “Peninsula Health […]

A new Chief Executive for Peninsula Health

Felicity Topp is the new Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Health, replacing Sue Williams who left the organisation late last year. Ms Topp joins Peninsula Health from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, where she was Deputy Chief Executive and prior to that, the Chief Operating Officer. “Peninsula Health has been transformed over the […]

Retired nurse enjoys giving back to the Western Port community

Sue King.  Hastings local Sue King is passionate about her role as a community advisory group member at Peninsula Health. “I was coming up to retirement and thought I needed to do some voluntary work,” explains Sue. “I’d done some social voluntary work through sporting clubs over the years and I thought I want something […]

Compliance in heart failure care

Kim Woolley, Heart Failure Nurse, with patient, Osborne Joseph. With the increasing prevalence of mobile devices in everyday life, there is great opportunity for this technology to be used to help in the management of chronic diseases. In partnership with MePACS, CSIRO and Med-Tech solutions, researchers are looking at how mobile technology can be used […]

Steph lands dream nursing job at Frankston Hospital

Steph with Executive Director of Nursing, Fiona Reed, at the Nursing & Midwifery Certificate & Awards Presentation last month.  Steph Kierce always wanted to be a nurse. However it took a visual merchandising degree and many years working at the local bakery before she landed her dream job as a registered nurse on Bass Ward […]