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Saints come marching in

St Kilda footballers took a break from their pre-season training to cheer up patients and staff at Peninsula Health early in February. Team Captain Nick Riewoldt and Vice Captain Lenny Hayes visited Rosebud Hospital while players Sam Gilbert, Sam Fisher and Luke Miles dropped in at Frankston Hospital while their team is staying on the […]

‘Healthy Award’ for Hastings Westpark PS

Students at Hastings Westpark Primary School are kicking goals! And they are being recognised for making healthy eating and physical activity a top priority. The school has been named a Kids – ‘Go for your Life’ Award School. This is a first for a school in the Hastings area, as well as a first for […]

Parking Changes for Frankston Hospital

An unprecedented building boom at Frankston Hospital is holding up traffic, with temporary changes in place around the entrance. Peninsula Operations Director Planning and Infrastructure Di Collins said a number of major building works are currently underway which will impact on the available car spaces. “In addition to the $45 million hospital expansion which will […]

Intern of the Year is Frankston Hospital born and bred

Peninsula Health’s 2009 Intern of the Year winner Dr Daniel Stanszus has a special relationship to Frankston Hospital. It was his first choice for his internship, and it was the place where he was born. Now living in Mount Martha, Daniel said he was fortunate with the rotations Frankston Hospital offered him and will stay […]

Record student intake for Frankston Hospital

This year, Peninsula Health will enable a record number of medical students to receive across the board training. In addition, six local GP clinics will partner the effort and train more doctors across Frankston and the Peninsula. 2010 will see up to 102 students from Monash University’s Gippsland Medical School and Monash Central Medical School […]

New ward for surgery patients

Builders and tradesmen are putting the finishing touches on a new 12 bed ward for elective surgery patients at Frankston Hospital. “The additional 12 beds and two recovery chairs means we will be able to care for more people in a more timely manner,” Peninsula Health’s Director of Surgery Mr Bob Spychal said. The new […]

Twinkle Toes for Little Stars

A local craft project is making a difference to the lives of some of the Peninsula’s most vulnerable children. Twinkle Toes for Little Stars has raised more than $2,000 for babies in Frankston Hospital’s Special Care Nursery through the sale of hand-crafted baby slippers. Craft enthusiast Wendie Young and Gillian Walker, Director of Eliza Crafts […]

Peninsula Health breaks the ice

Kurt uses meth to fuel binges of adventurous sex, but his risk-taking soon shatters his perception that he is in complete control…. Kurt’s story is one of six personal stories that feature in a DVD, ‘Break the Ice, produced by Peninsula Health as part of a state-wide program that aims to raise awareness about the […]

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 […]