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Preventing Family Violence Forum

Joan Kirner will head a stellar cast of speakers at the upcoming ‘Preventing Family Violence Forum’ on Tuesday 25 November. Members of the community are being invited to attend the forum, which forms part of a community-based partnership to address family violence on the Peninsula. The forum is one of many events, being held in […]

Local artworks brighten The Mornington Centre

Four new paintings have brightened up the walls at The Mornington Centre. The paintings were donated by Cape Schanck artist, Jillian Fleming, whose husband was recently a patient at the centre. “When my husband was at The Mornington Centre I noticed that the centre needed some paintings to brighten up the walls,” Jill said. Two […]

Talking Research – Hormones and Mental Health Forum

Health Forum 5-7pm on Thursday, 13 November 2008 Ever wonder about the impact of your hormones on the way you feel, or whether hormonal shifts contribute to mental illnesses such as depression or schizophrenia? For the first time Peninsula Health’s annual Research Week is offering a free public forum to showcase mental health research, with […]

Koori Kitchen Fires Up

Frankston resident, Rosina Woods has a love of cooking and a passion for leading a healthy lifestyle. That’s why she’s cooking up a storm at one of Frankston Community Health’s new programs, the Koori Community Kitchen. According to 55 year old Rosina, her interest in joining the new program – which involves a group who […]

1300 at the Ageing Well Expo

More than 1300 people attended the third annual Ageing Well Expo on Wednesday 8 October. Lifelong learning and positive ageing were the key messages of the expo, which was presented by Peninsula Health in partnership with the Mornington Peninsula Shire and the Over 50’s Association. Visitors were encouraged to ‘be inspired’ and learn about the […]

Whiz Kids Unlock Hi-Tech Mysteries

Eighty-eight year old, West Rosebud resident, Ted Haw, now knows how to send SMS messages to his family and friends from his mobile phone – all thanks to the coaching skills from IT whiz kid, Russell Currie. Ted, who joined in on a local IT class because he was “having a little trouble with the […]

Peninsula Health wins Personal Alert bid for State

Peninsula Health today won the State Government Personal Alert Victoria contract to provide the personal alarm and monitoring service for Victoria’s most vulnerable, frail and older residents. Minister for Senior Victorians Lisa Neville MP announced the decision and said an additional 1,000 alarms will be added to the existing 21,255 public health client base. Welcoming […]

Charity exhibition helps Rosebud Hospital

Whether you’re into abstracts or landscapes, Peninsula residents will get the chance to purchase an original work of art at an affordable price at this year’s Artists’ Charity Exhibition. The charity event, presented by the Mornington Peninsula Galleries Association, Mornington Peninsula Tourism and Peninsula Health, will help to raise funds for Rosebud Hospital. Over 150 […]


DR JEFF WESSERTHEIL Associate Professor Director Emergency Medicine 24-7-1953 – 22.9.2008 Thanks to Dr Jeff Wessertheil’s knowledge on cardiac arrest outcomes, the safest place to have a heart attack may well be during a packed game day at the MCG. His internationally recognised research earned him the esteemed John Gilroy Potts Research Award in 2000 […]

Lives changed overnight

In February 2005 Mel and Carol Hughes were looking forward to their well earned holiday in Bali. Little did they know that just hours before they were due to fly out, both their lives were about to change forever. At 4am that morning a loud crash startled Mel from his sleep. It was Carol attempting […]