Home // Latest News

Latest News

Surgery Director for Frankston Hospital

Frankston Hospital has a new Clinical Director of Surgery. Mr Bob Spychal will lead the Surgical Services team from this month. Executive Director David Anderson welcomed Mr Spychal to Peninsula Health. “This is an exciting time for Frankston Hospital. We are bringing all our Surgery Units to one area and our current $45 million Stage […]

Research fellowship to take Agestrong to new level

2009 is already shaping up to be a busy year for Peninsula Health’s Nikki Hale. The Project Officer has been offered a research fellowship from the Department of General Practice, Monash University. The one year fellowship, funded by the Commonwealth Governments’ Primary Health Care Research Evaluation and Development (PHCRED) program offers health professionals the chance […]

Ice Posters to hit Frankston/Peninsula Region

This Summer, party hotspots, pubs, clubs and sporting venues across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula will be displaying eye-catching posters with an important message on the harms of amphetamines, such as Ice, Speed and Ecstasy. Peninsula Health’s Aware of Amphetamines campaign, launched today, features a range of posters in local settings with an important message […]

Frankston Hospital FAST Winner in National Stroke Awards

Local media coverage, road signage and a community awareness campaign resulted in Frankston Hospital winning the 2008 National Stroke Foundation Award for best Metropolitan Health Team. Associate Professor and Head of Frankston Hospital’s Neurology Unit Dr Ernie Butler commended the enthusiasm of staff in getting behind the initiative, many of them in their own time, […]

Captain Starlight’s Visit Spreads Early Christmas Cheer to Children at Frankston Hospital

Two Captain Starlights arrived at Frankston Hospital Monday afternoon, following a slight technical hitch on their Starlight Express Van. Such is the drama of space travel. Children and their families in Frankston’s Pediatric Ward were delighted by the Captains who dabbled in magic, jokes and handed out some great presents. “Starlight is thrilled that with […]

A Big Delivery

Baby Jack Richard Buckley is already a record breaker. Born naturally at Frankston Hospital at 11:17am on Wednesday 26 November, Jack weighed in at a whopping 13lbs or 5.91kgs. He now sets the record as the biggest baby born at Frankston Hospital beating the previous record by 600 grams. Two sets of scales were brought […]

Preventing Family Violence on the Peninsula

More than 170 people attended the ‘Preventing Family Violence Forum’, in support of a community-based partnership to address family violence on the Peninsula. The forum was one of many community events held on November 25, in support of White Ribbon Day, an international campaign encouraging men and women to come together and say no to […]

Monash Gippsland Medical Students get a head start on the Peninsula

2009 will be a year of ‘hands on training and real clinical experience’ for 24 upcoming doctors at Monash Gippsland Medical School, who will undertake a year of training at Peninsula Health. Frankston Hospital is the largest of the clinical sites to be linked to the new graduate program at Monash University’s Churchill campus, and […]

Didn’t Hurt a Bit! Dental building transplanted to Rosebud.

Residents will be all smiles now that the Peninsula Community Health Service’s dental building, extracted from Shepparton, has been successfully transplanted to Rosebud. Early risers over the weekend may have seen the unusual sight of a 17metre building on the back of a truck, heading towards Rosebud Hospital. Program Manager for Family and Community Health […]

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 […]