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Elderly urged to take care in heat

A record-breaking hot start to November is a reminder to take care during hot weather. Melbourne experienced its hottest start to November ever, with an average maximum temperature of 29.5C – a whopping 7.5C above average. Dr Leong Goh, Clinical Director of Frankston Hospital’s Emergency Department, is warning people to take care in the heat. […]

Fitness in the Right Direction

From croquet to dancing, yoga to water aerobics – a little physical activity every day is more than just good for your heart; it’s good for your life. Whether you’re into Agestrong programs or walking groups, Peninsula Health’s Physical Activity Directory has the program just for you. Covering Frankston, Mornington, Westernport and Southern regions of […]

Local Blokes Turn Their Backs On Family Violence

In the lead up to White Ribbon Day on 25 November, groups of local men are joining a national effort by becoming Ambassadors who say ‘No to violence against women.’ Joking or demeaning women is out, and condoning any type of violence against women is not on. Peninsula Health and the Frankston Mornington Peninsula PCP, […]

Community Gives Back

Over the last 15 years Ritchies Supermarket customers have supported Peninsula Health, donating $67,145 to Rosebud Hospital and $97,498 to Frankston Hospital. As part of the Ritchies Community Benefit Program a percentage of the customer’s total shopping bill is donated to a charity or organisation of their choice. These monthly donations have totalled more than […]

Three Million Dollar Pink Ladies

The $3 million dollar target is in sight for the Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies. This year’s donation of $400,000 takes the total raised by the Pink Ladies to just over $2.9 million, and they are on target to reach the $3 million mark next year. This year’s donation will be used to contribute towards the […]

NEW Hastings Community Health Service – Open for Business

Peninsula Health’s newest site, Hastings Community Health Service was officially opened today by Minister for Health Daniel Andrews MP. More than 100 people attended the celebration which included an Indigenous smoking ceremony, tours of the $15.9 million facility and talks with community health workers. A number of special guests joined Minister Andrews, including Peninsula Health […]

Giving babies a healthy start in Hastings

Breastfeeding is welcome in Hastings. The new Hastings Community Health Service has joined the Breastfeeding-Friendly Workplace Scheme, ensuring that all visiting mothers have access to quiet and comfortable facilities for breastfeeding. “Breastfeeding is the optimal form of infant nutrition. It has significant health benefits for both mother and infant. Furthermore it is convenient and cost […]

Making Waves – Infant hearing Screening Takes Off

Since the launch of the Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program (VIHSP) at the two Peninsula Health Hospitals last December almost 1,000 babies have had their hearing screened. The Victorian Infant Hearing Screening Program is a DHS funded initiative coordinated by the Royal Children’s Hospital with clinics set up across a number of metropolitan maternity hospitals. […]

Rosebud Community Health Boost

Peninsula Health has welcomed a funds injection for Rosebud Community Health announced today by Minister for Health Daniel Andrews. Minister Andrews toured the site for the interim $3.1million Peninsula Health Rosebud Community Health facility. Peninsula Health Chief Executive Dr Sherene Devanesen said “Significant planning and research has gone into this development to ensure that the […]

Helping to beat arthritis

For Frankston North resident Charles Ward, the crippling pain of arthritis prevented him from doing the even simplest of things. 65-year-old Charles suffers from osteoarthritis, a degenerative form of arthritis that commonly affects older people and causes pain, tiredness and joint swelling. “I was very over-weight and suffered depression. The pain was so bad that […]