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Do you know the signs of stroke?

Clinical Director of Emergency, Dr Shyaman Menon. Every nine minutes someone in our community suffers a stroke. Peninsula Health’s Clinical Director of Emergency, Dr Shyaman Menon, explains what happens when you suffer a stroke: “A stroke happens when blood supply to the brain is interrupted by a blockage or tear in the artery or blood […]

Cutting edge care

Peninsula Health is leading the way in women’s health, opening a new clinic where a common gynaecology procedure is now performed in an outpatient setting, rather than in the operating theatre. The Hysteroscopy Clinic uses the very latest technology to look inside the patient’s uterus to diagnose and treat abnormalities of the uterus. Women are […]

A stroke of luck

Imagine your head starts to go cloudy. You can’t think straight and are completely disoriented, and then to make matters worse you begin to lose your vision. This is exactly what happened to 64-year-old Ian Thompson – and while he did not know it at the time, he was having a stroke. “After meeting other […]

Health and legal sectors band together to help females in contact with the justice system

Pictured: Ms Sue Ball, Grants Manager- Victorian Legal Services Board; Ms Fiona McLeay, Commissioner and CEO, Victorian Legal Services Board; Mr Peter Vandermeer- Youth Resource Officer, Victoria Police; Ms Lisa Abbott- Project Co-ordinator, Frankston Mornington Peninsula Primary Care Partnership; Ms Shelley Cross- General Manager, Stepping-Up Consortium; Ms Misty Summers- Operations Manager, Frankston Magistrates’ Court; Meagan […]

Creating a culturally safe place for Aboriginal women to give birth at Frankston Hospital

Alarna with baby Xavier and some of the new artwork.  Alarna Pyper was recently the first indigenous women to give birth in the newly re-decorated Koori birth suite at Frankston Hospital. Midwife Sue Holland, who leads Peninsula Health’s Koori Maternity Service, organised the new artwork which now adorns the walls of the room. “After getting […]

Meet the new Head of Social Work leading some exciting new projects

Dr Meghan O’Brien joined Peninsula Health last year as the Head of Social Work, and brings more than 25 years of experience to the role. The variety of work at Peninsula Health and the opportunity to be involved in more research, with plans for a new Research and Education Centre at Frankston Hospital, attracted Meghan […]

Intensive Care Unit staff making a difference in Sri Lanka

Top left- Angela teaching the BASIC workshop. Top right- Jo teaching some nurses. Bottom- Course participants with Jo and Lis (sixth from left).  Nursing and medical staff from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Frankston Hospital have travelled to Sri Lanka to assist the Sri Lankan Society of Critical Care Nurses (SSCCN) to provide training […]

Pink Ladies celebrate 50 years of caring at Frankston Hospital

Pink Ladies President Pauline (second from right, front row) with other Auxiliary members.  Peninsula Health’s longest running volunteer group is celebrating 50 years of service to the Frankston Hospital community. “We have raised almost $9 million since we started, which is used to buy equipment for the hospital,” explains Pink Ladies President, Pauline Ellerby, who […]

Teaching kids good oral health habits

Oral Health Therapist Florin with Ruby, Milla, Ava and Stevie.  Triplets Ruby, Milla and Ava and their younger sister Stevie love going to the Dentist. “They get excited about going to the Dentist, they love it,” says Mum Miranda. The girls get regular dental check-ups at Peninsula Health’s Community Dental Service. “It is very important […]

Speech Therapy team delivers the answers for chatterbox, Molly

Molly with Peninsula Health speech pathologist Jessie Cafarella.  After having issues communicating, five-year-old Molly McDonald is now thriving thanks to the paediatric speech pathology team at Peninsula Health.  “Molly wasn’t talking properly so the other kids couldn’t understand what she was saying – she is a beautiful little girl but the other kids didn’t want […]