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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 […]

Top Community Health Appointment

Rob Macindoe will now lead an integrated team providing community health services to the Peninsula. Rob was recently appointed as General Manager of Peninsula Health Community Health Services. Executive Director Community and Continuing Care Jan Child congratulated Rob on his appointment. “Following the merger of Peninsula Community Health Service and Frankston Community Health an external […]

Extra Clinics to Screen Women for Cervical Cancer

Peninsula Health and PapScreen Victoria have joined forces to enable more women in the Frankston area to screen for cervical cancer, by providing extra Pap test clinics. Latest data show 59.9 percent of women in the Frankston area are having regular two-yearly Pap tests which means 40.1 percent of women are still not adequately screening […]

Calling all green thumbs

Members of the Rosebud Community Garden are calling all green thumbs. Avid gardeners or first-timers, young or old, everyone is invited to join and grow their own fruit and vegetables in the garden Peninsula Health Dietitian and Health Promotion Worker Sarah Meiklejohn said community gardens are a place where people come together to grow fresh […]