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Supporting first-time Mums and their babies

When Brooke Chain found out she was pregnant, she knew straight away where she wanted to have her first baby. “I picked Frankston Hospital because it’s local and they have the Special Care Nursery right there if anything did go wrong,” explains Brooke. “I’ve heard plenty of people pick Frankston Hospital over private hospitals when […]

Midwives making a difference in the world

Susan Holland, a midwife at Peninsula Health, shares some of the key learnings from an International Summit with Midwives from around the world. In June I travelled to Toronto to attend the 31st Triennial International Congress of Midwives (ICM). It was like the midwifery Olympics! 4200 midwives represented 140 countries – the theme was Midwives […]

Every day is different for staff at Rosebud Emergency Department

Mornington local Amelia Mckenzie is excited to be cutting her teeth in emergency nursing after being placed at Rosebud Emergency Department as part of her graduate year at Peninsula Health. “I have always wanted to work in the Emergency Department and thought my graduate year would be the perfect time to give it a try […]

Former hairdresser Naomi trades her scissors for a stethoscope

From cutting hair to helping save a life during a medical emergency – former hairdresser Naomi Bird is passionate about her role as an Acuity Response Team nurse at Peninsula Health.   “I’ve been a nurse for three years now – I love it, it’s my passion! I should have done it years ago,” says […]

Peninsula Health helps Emma to eat her first solid family meal

Emma has achieved a major milestone in her battle with food aversion.  11-year-old Emma Coles has eaten her first family meal of solid foods after working with Peninsula Health Speech Pathologist, Danielle Surwald, to overcome the severe food aversion she has had her whole life. “You always get people saying I’ve got a fussy eater […]

Peninsula Health helps local girl eat first solid meal with family

Emma has achieved a major milestone in her battle with food aversion.  11-year-old Emma Coles has eaten her first family meal of solid foods after working with Peninsula Health Speech Pathologist, Danielle Surwald, to overcome the severe food aversion she has had her whole life. “You always get people saying I’ve got a fussy eater […]

Supporting women with metastatic breast cancer

Rosslyn Morcom. When Rosslyn Morcom was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer last year, Peninsula Health McGrath Foundation Metastatic Breast Care Nurse, Jenny Macindoe, was there to help her through it. “Jenny looks after me fantastically; she is always there for me, full of support,” says Rosslyn. “When you have that bleak day, she’s there.” The […]

Frankston a wonderful place with wonderful services says former teacher

Jane is now recovering at home and slowly getting back into one of her favourite hobbies – gardening. It was a Sunday afternoon and after days of stomach pain and feeling violently ill, Jane Washington decided it was time to go to her local hospital. “I was feeling worse and worse,” recalls Jane. “We went […]

Looking after the youngest teeth on the Peninsula

Dental Nurse Tayla Johnston and Dental Therapist Judy Chamberlain with Jerin, his Mum and sister at Frankston Community Dental Service. Nine-year-old Jerin is feeling much better now his toothache is gone thanks to the Peninsula Health Dental Service. “He was in pain when we first came in and found out he had a cavity,” explains […]

Helping kids with gender dysphoria

Ash at home with his dog Ziggy. 16-year-old Ash Conner didn’t always feel like he was meant to be a boy. “I didn’t really always feel it – I wasn’t 100% sure whether I was male or female – I was kind of in the middle until I decided when I was 14 that I […]