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Local girls sell slime to support Cancer Services at Frankston Hospital

Cousins Mikayla and Holly and their great-grandmother Nana Val.  When their great-grandmother “Nana Val” started undergoing cancer treatment at Frankston Hospital, cousins 10-year-old Holly and 12-year-old Mikayla decided they wanted to do something to help. “They asked if they could go down to the shops and buy ingredients to make slime to sell,” explains Holly’s […]

Footy legend supports cancer fundraiser in honour of his late Mum

Hawthorn premiership player Gary “Bucky” Buckenara knows all too well the devastating effect cancer can have on families – his Mum passed away after a short battle with cancer just before turning 60. This winter, he’s supporting Take a Break for Cancer and helping to raise funds for Cancer Services at Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals. “When you […]

Surviving and thriving with cancer

When Somers local Linda Wilson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer six years ago, she made a decision to live life to the fullest. She has been able to do just that while staying in her local community, thanks to the oncology team at Frankston Hospital. “The five-year survival rate for people with pancreatic cancer is […]

Health professionals don colourful socks to raise awareness of doctors’ mental health

1 June 2018 Ms Felicity Topp, Miss Annette Holian, Dr Geoff Toogood, Mr Paul Edbrooke MP and Associate Professor Tony Walker. Doctors, medical students and health professionals around the world are today wearing outlandish, zany and bright socks in support of doctors’ mental health. Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood started #CrazySocks4Docs last year. The […]

Cancer patients get free oncology massage thanks to Commonwealth Bank

5FS patient Marissa with oncology massage therapists Julie Murfet and Delphine de Jong.  Frankston Mum Marissa Carvalho is one of many patients on the Oncology Ward at Frankston Hospital to benefit from access to specialist oncology massages while receiving treatment. The Karingal Branch of the Commonwealth Bank donated $10,000 for the service on ward 5FS. […]

Sporting clubs butt out to raise awareness of the harmful effects of smoking

Football, Soccer and Netball clubs across the Frankston Mornington Peninsula are saying no to smoking and going smoke free for the Quit Challenge Round on 2-3 June. Twelve clubs from Football Federation Victoria and thirteen from the Frankston District Netball Association are going completely smoke free for the first time, following the lead of AFL […]

Local gynaecologist helps girls and teens feel more comfortable about their bodies

Girls and teenagers with gynaecology problems no longer need to travel to the city to receive specialised care, thanks to a new clinic now open at Frankston Hospital. Dr Deepti Rampal, an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with specialist training in Paediatric and Adolescent Gynaecology, is running the new service, which started last year. “After finishing my […]

National Palliative Care Week – what matters most?

This week is Palliative Care Week. It is also a good time to have a conversation that many people avoid – talking about end of life care. One way you can ensure your wishes count is to have an Advance Care Plan. Peninsula Health runs a free Advance Care Planning service that can help you […]

Three generations at Frankston Hospital

Dayna, Charlie and Heather (centre) at the Pink Ladies Cafe.  Twenty-eight years ago Pink Ladies Secretary Heather Watts gave birth to her second daughter Dayna at Frankston Hospital. Fast forward to 2018 and Dayna was back at the same hospital where she came into this world. But this time she was the one giving birth, […]

Clinical trial changes Ann’s life

Ann Milesi’s asthma was so bad, she was never expected to live past 21. The mother-of-two struggled with terrible asthma her entire life, until five years ago when she participated in a clinical trial which changed her life. “I’ve had asthma since I was three months old, so I have never grown out of it,” […]