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Puppy Love for Patients and Residents

Raelene Wolfe was all smiles when she got a big dose of ‘puppy love’ during her recent stay at Frankston Hospital. Raelene’s encounter with some new four-legged friends – part of a Peninsula Health Pet Therapy Program – was described as a “highlight” during a difficult time for the Langwarrin resident. This involved undergoing four […]

Karingal cooks…with new Community Kitchen

Residents of Karingal are being invited to learn how to cook healthy, affordable and nutritious meals…and make new friends at the same time. The latest Community Kitchen for Frankston will be launched with a ‘cook and try’ lunch at Karingal PLACE, 103 Ashleigh Avenue, Frankston on Tuesday 5 October, from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Community Kitchens […]

Frankston Hospital to treat children with cancer

Children with cancer will soon be able to receive some of their treatment at Frankston Hospital. Nursing staff in the Paediatric ward have been trained to provide some of the supportive treatment associated with chemotherapy. “Receiving treatment closer to home will be a big benefit to the children and their families,” said Dr Kathy McMahon, […]

New Youth Mental Health Service for Frankston and The Mornington Peninsula

A much needed mental health service focused on supporting young people across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will be located close to Frankston Hospital. Peninsula Health Mental Health Service will establish, provide clinical staff and manage the newly developed Youth Prevention and Recovery Care service. This service will be delivered in partnership with staff experienced […]

Peninsula Health to go smoke free

In order to create a healthier, cleaner and safer environment for patients, visitors and staff, Peninsula Health will become ‘Totally Smoke Free’ from September 1. This means that smoking shelters will be removed and smoking will not be permitted on any Peninsula Health site or in any building or car belonging to the Health Service. […]

Lost but not forgotten

Overdose Awareness Memorial Service 27 August A special tenth anniversary of Overdose Awareness Day will be held at Uniting Church, Frankston on Friday, 27 August from 11.30 – 12.30pm. Peninsula Health’s SHARPS is holding the memorial service to support family and friends who have lost someone due to an overdose. It will include a candle […]

Private golf club opens for charity

You can tee off at one of Australia’s top 30 ranked golf courses and raise money for local organisations at The Peninsula Golf Club’s annual combined charity golf day which is on again this September. All keen golfers will be welcome at The Peninsula Country Golf Club on Saturday 11 September. Funds raised will go […]

Patients Benefit from Visiting Radiology Service

It’s all service with a smile for a team of radiologists who are providing a Visiting Radiology Service for frail rehabilitation patients. Launched at Frankston’s Golf Links Road Rehabilitation facility earlier this year, the new service involves radiologists visiting the facility to conduct basic x-rays on patients – such as chest, pelvis or limb x-rays. […]

New Risk Survey Set to Help Seniors

Alcohol and medications can be a dangerous combination. One-in-three people over 60 are at greater risk of health complications due to accidentally mixing their medications with alcohol. Seniors will soon be able to test themselves in their own home to see if they are at risk. Peninsula Drug and Alcohol Program Psychologist, Stephen Bright, is […]

Craft Care for the Community

Premature babies in Frankston Hospital’s Special Care Nursery will be warm and snug this Winter, thanks to the ladies of the Frankston Country Women’s Association (CWA) Wednesday Craft Group. The craft group recently presented 191 ‘premmie beanies’ to the nursery as well as 164 calico dolls to be used in Radiology and the Paediatric Departments. […]