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Lives changed overnight

In February 2005 Mel and Carol Hughes were looking forward to their well earned holiday in Bali. Little did they know that just hours before they were due to fly out, both their lives were about to change forever. At 4am that morning a loud crash startled Mel from his sleep. It was Carol attempting […]


Peninsula Health is reminding residents to practice good hand hygiene to help combat the spread of gastroenteritis in the community. Frankston Hospital Director of Medicine Dr Ian Carney said nine patients with gastroenteritis are currently being treated at Frankston Hospital, and as the disease is highly contagious strict infection control management is being undertaken. “Illnesses […]

Marjorie leads the charge for a healthy lifestyle

Marjorie Broomhall doesn’t believe in getting older. And the self-confessed fitness fanatic is leading the charge when it comes to keeping active. Marjorie is the walk leader for Peninsula Health’s popular Karingal Centro and Rosebud Plaza walks and takes Agestrong exercises classes at the Dromana RSL. The 65-year-old Rosebud resident, who says she has enjoyed […]

Click Cyber Bullies Away

Computers, online chat rooms, social networking websites, mobile phones….teenagers today are more technology savvy than any previous generation. But the advance in technology has also created an advance in a new style of bully – one which can invade the privacy of your own home and has the ability to broadcast anonymously to an audience […]

CEO chairs Victorian Quality Council

Peninsula Health Chief Executive, Dr Sherene Devanesen has been appointed as Chair of the Victorian Quality Council. The appointment, which was confirmed at a recent meeting of State Cabinet, is for the next four years. The Victorian Quality Council (VQC) is responsible for fostering better health services in Victoria. It does this by working with […]

From strength to strength

Six months ago Lynne Raynor was in a wheelchair, unable to put any weight on her foot after a rare form of cancer attacked her ankle. Today she is rowing, stepping and weight training her way back to full fitness, thanks in part to the Frankston Community Health Service, Stay Healthy gym program which operates […]

Celebrating 20 years of service

There is no stopping the busy ‘working bees’ of the Rosebud Hospital Pink Lady Group. This week they celebrated 20 years of service to Rosebud Hospital. Once nicknamed the ‘flower pot’ ladies because of their bright floral uniforms, the ladies still brighten up the room with their laughs and smiles. From 22 volunteers in 1988, […]

Health team seeking community input

Health care organisations across the Peninsula are teaming up to combat three chronic illnesses that are on the rise. The start of the plan is to talk to people in focus groups to gain a better understanding of their special needs. The Care in Your Community team needs volunteers with Type 1 diabetes, anxiety or […]

Always in need of a helping hand

Maureen Murray thought it was time to give back to her community and hopes that others will join her lead. In the 31 years she has lived in Rosebud, Maureen has had three operations and an abundance of support from the Rosebud Hospital. As the President of the Rosebud Hospital Kiosk Auxiliary and member of […]

New organisation provides increased services

People on the Peninsula will have greater access to community health services following the amalgamation of Peninsula Health and Peninsula Community Health Service. The new organisation, which will be known as Peninsula Health, will offer enhanced services and care for its clients. The organisation will help to grow community health services on the Peninsula with […]