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Local car dealership supports their local health service

Frankston and Cranbourne Toyota General Manager Howard Bould with Frankston Hospital Chief Operating Officer Brendon Garnder and Peninsula Health staff testing out the new cars.  Peninsula Health staff who travel to see patients at home now have access to three brand new fleet cars, thanks to Frankston and Cranbourne Toyota. “Many of our community health […]

Keeping things ticking

Wayne Kitchin outside Rosebud Hosptial. Wayne Kitchin has been the maintenance man behind the scenes at Rosebud Hospital for nearly three decades. “I’m in my 29th year, starting on 7 May 1990.” As Maintenance Supervisor, very little happens at Rosebud without Wayne’s knowledge, supervision and guidance. “I started out as a cleaner, part-time, and I […]

Our littlest patients

Kathy McMahon – Paediatrics. In the six years since Dr Kathy McMahon took over as Clinical Director of Paediatrics at Peninsula Health, there has been seismic change. “We had only one Outpatient clinic when I started in 2012, we now have about 28 different clinics as well as our Outreach service, where we are in […]

In their hands

Mr Peter Evans in surgery. Mr Peter Evans, our new Clinical Director of Surgery, shares what it’s really like inside our operating theatres, where lives are saved and changed every day. Last year our surgeons performed 19,474 surgeries. “Having someone’s life in your hands is about the biggest responsibility you can have,” says Peter, who […]

Advance Care Planning on the agenda for Singaporean delegation visit to Peninsula Health

Dr Raymond Ng and Peninsula Health Chief Executive Felicity Topp at Frankston Hospital.  Peninsula Health recently hosted a delegation of medical, allied health and nursing staff from Singapore’s Regional Healthcare Systems, to discuss how the two countries manage Advance Care Planning. Dr Fergus McGee and Belinda Berry, who lead the Advance Care Planning (ACP) program […]

Getting patients home sooner

Nurse Unit Manager Karly with patient Sandy. Nurse Unit Manager Karly Hudgson has led a new project to discharge five patients before 10am daily on the busiest ward at Frankston Hospital, the Surgical Short Stay Unit (SSSU). “The SSSU can admit and discharge more than 100 patients in one week,” explains Karly. “This is double […]

Mental health care, support and planning in the Emergency Department

When people in a mental health crisis come to Frankston Emergency Department, Tonya Chique and Emma Carlton are part of our specialist team who are there to help. The Mental Health Clinician/ Consultation Liaison team provide assessment, treatment and planning for patients with co-morbid mental health and physical health needs who have presented to the […]

From Austria to Australia – Q&A with pharmacy student Birgit

Austrian pharmacy student Birgit Reienhofer has recently finished placement at Frankston Hospital. Birgit shares some highlights of her time at Peninsula Health and what she, as a final year pharmacy student, believes are the biggest differences between how pharmacists work in Austria and Australia. Q: Why did you decide to come to Australia to do […]

Caring for kids – and their parents – in the Emergency Department

Simone Wright says team at Frankston Emergency Department went above and beyond to care for her son after he suffered a serious concussion, and also herself, as a worried Mum. “Caiden was playing tag at school when he fell and hit his head,” explains Simone. “We took him to the GP and he was fine. […]

Couple embark on 800km trek to raise funds for Frankston Hospital

Today Hazel McBride and Ian Birkinhead start the Camino de Santiago – an 800km trek from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago in Spain. The couple, who are in their sixties, are doing the walk to raise funds for Frankston Hospital, after their experiences as patients. In 2016, Hazel had a knee […]