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New Board Appointed

Approval for the merger of Peninsula Health and Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) was announced in today’s Victorian Government Gazette. Health Minister Daniel Andrews has appointed a new Board of Directors for the combined organisation which will be known as Peninsula Health. Seven members of the current Peninsula Health Board of Directors will continue to […]

Ambassador speaks at Ageing Well Expo

The Mornington Peninsula is getting an ambassadorial visit. Logie award-winning actress Noeline Brown has been named Australia’s first Ambassador for Ageing by the Federal Government and she’s coming to Mornington. The talented actress was a popular entertainer during the 60’ and 70’s on Australian television. She featured in the series, My Name’s McGooley, What’s Yours?, […]

RSL raises funds for dialysis unit

They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure and this certainly rang true at Rye RSL’s inaugural jumble sale on Saturday 31 May. RSL staff, family and friends bundled up their pre-loved goods to donate to the sale. Even the cold morning couldn’t keep away more than 100 eager punters looking for a bargain. […]

No excuse for exercise

Sue Stanley and Tony Shaw’s ‘no frills’ approach to exercise saw the crowd at Peninsula Health’s diabetes forum off their seats and shaking their hips. The former world aerobic champion and former AFL champ’s tips for a healthy lifestyle was one of the many messages that helped raise awareness about the prevention, detection and management […]

More Maternity Beds for Frankston Hospital

There will be more beds for mothers and babies at Frankston Hospital when a $5 million expansion is completed. Funding to expand the Hospital’s Maternity Unit was announced in this week’s State Government budget. “The expansion will help meet the demand of the growing number of births on the Peninsula and the new enlarged unit […]

Frankston Physiotherapy on the hunt

Jeremy Thomas from Frankston Hospital’s Physiotherapy Department is on a treasure hunt and he is on the lookout for missing sets of crutches and walkers. “The Physiotherapy Department often lends equipment such as crutches, pick-up frames and four-wheel walkers out to patients to help with their rehabilitation,” said Jeremy. “The problem is, not many of […]

Jazz by the Sea hits high note

It was a day of jazz, belly dancing and bocce for more than 200 aged care residents from across the Mornington Peninsula last Wednesday. The Big Day Out – Jazz by the Sea celebration provided residents from Peninsula Health’s aged care facilities a chance to enjoy the excitement of an outdoor event. Held at the […]

Elderly Urged to Beat the Flu Bug

With this year’s flu season just around the corner, forty thousand elderly people on the Peninsula are being urged to get their annual flu shot. Peninsula Health’s Executive Director, Medical, Frankston Acute Care and Quality, Dr Peter Bradford, said now is the time for our elderly and others at risk, to get protected against the […]

Doctor finishes top of class – wins coveted medal

Dr Lucinda Smith has finished top of her class and won the coveted Maddison Medallion from the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. Dr Smith is a Consultant Psychiatrist at Frankston Hospital and the Spray Street Community Care Unit. She joined Peninsula Health as an Intern and is the first Fellow of the […]

New partnership hitting aces

A donation by the Long Island Tennis Club is putting clients at Peninsula Health’s Community Care Unit (CCU) on the court where they are sure to serve a few aces. The partnership gives staff and clients from CCU access to the club’s tennis court facilities. Clients Ryan and Jason joined Occupational Therapist Michelle Murphy for […]