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Do it for your joints – join the walk

Walking is not only good for the heart – it’s good for your joints and muscles too. The Rosebud Community Rehabilitation Centre is calling on local residents to join the Southern Peninsula Joint Walk on Monday, 7 April, to help celebrate Arthritis Awareness Week. “Arthritis is Australia’s major cause of disability with one in six […]

No ‘falling’ around this April Falls’ Day

Pat Banson doesn’t know exactly how it happened but remembers it vividly. The 76-year-old McCrae resident was making her bed when her foot got caught in the sheets on the floor, causing her to lose balance and trip over. She remembers an agonising pain shooting up her back. Suffering from a fractured sacrum (a bone […]

Pinkies celebrate 40 years

The Frankston Hospital Pink Ladies are turning 40 and are paying a special tribute to their longest serving volunteer, Shirley Wragge, who has been with the auxiliary since it first began in 1968. Shirley, who lives in Seaford, works one day a week as a Duty Officer and still finds every day just as rewarding […]

Elective Surgery Blitz

An extra 540 elective surgery patients from across the Peninsula will be treated this year, as part of a federal and state government funding blitz to assist hospitals to perform additional elective surgery. “The additional 540 patients to be treated will include some semi-urgent patients and non-urgent patients, whose wait for surgery has exceeded the […]

Frankston ACE volunteers double in number

Since beginning in October 2005, the number of Red Cross ACE volunteers in the Frankston Hospital Emergency Department has almost doubled. ACE volunteers are part of the Red Cross Assistance and Care in Emergency Departments (ACE) program. They provide practical and emotional support to patients and their family and carers attending Victorian Hospital Emergency Departments. […]

New technology a boost for Radiology

2008 is shaping up to be a big year for the Frankston Hospital Radiology Department. A new x-ray room opened and earlier this month, the CR (Computed Radiography) component of the PACS project went live. PACS (Picture Archiving and Communications System) is the digital distribution of X-ray images and reports to the wards and departments […]

30 years and still smiling

91-year-old Ursula Clements is the Blairgowrie Auxiliary’s longest serving member with an incredible 30 years of service behind her. The Rye resident has helped raise funds for Rosebud Hospital by baking cakes, volunteering in the hospital canteen and organising card nights. Her tip for the perfect sponge cake – tasty cream and just the right […]

New program gives more choices

The DAFNE program, which helps people with Type 1 diabetes, has now run its second course at Peninsula Health. “DAFNE – Dose Adjustment for Normal Eating, is an intensive five day program, specific to Type 1 diabetes. It is designed to teach people how to be activated self-managers and gain confidence with their insulin adjustment,” […]

Free clinic for local women

Peninsula Health is reaching out to women in the community. It offers a free Women’s Health Clinic at Frankston Hospital available to women of all ages and staffed exclusively by women. The clinic, which has been operating for the past seven years, provides extensive services in sexual and reproductive health. Services provided include preventative health […]

Grad nurse earns top award

Felicity Whitten is the recipient of Peninsula Health’s Graduate Nurse Program Award of Excellence for 2007. The prestigious award comes as a great honour for the Rye resident who attended Padua College in Rosebud and Mornington before completing a double degree in Nursing/Health Promotion at Deakin University. “I couldn’t believe when they called my name […]