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  • Free clinic for local women

    The below article is from 2008. For the latest information on Sexual & Reproductive Health at Peninsula Health please visit:

    https://www.peninsulahealth.org.au/services/peninsula-health-community-health/womens-sexual-health/ or call: 

    Cathy Halmarick (Nurse practitioner) 0466 453 003

    Robyn Holmes (Sexual Health Nurse) 0435 035 162


    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 screening, pregnancy testing, referral and advice, menopausal health issues and sexual and reproductive health issues.

    “We understand that when it comes to their health, many women feel more comfortable dealing with other women,” said Dr Nicola Martin, the clinic’s General Practitioner.

    Dr Martin has over 25 years of experience in women’s health. She is joined in the clinic by accredited Women’s Health Nurses, Cathy ...

  • 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 out – it is just such a wonderful honour,” she said.

    Felicity was one of 30 nurses to complete their graduate year with Peninsula Health last year.

    “The award is presented to a graduate nurse who completes all assessment, project and education requirements and displays excellence in both clinical and professional domains,” said Ms Jan Child, Executive Director, Nursing, Peninsula Health.

    “Felicity embodies the values of excellence, compassion and professionalism that Peninsula Health prides itself on. She has excelled in her position, demonstrating exceptional nursing skills and talents.”

    Felicity completed her rotation in Frankston Hospital’s ward 4G South and Rosebud ...

  • Rosebud walkers set a cracking pace

    Rain, hail or shine – there’s nothing stopping the Rosebud Plaza Walkers.

    Every Thursday morning the group walk laps of the Rosebud Plaza Shopping Centre. It’s only window shopping for the participants who are up early and finished by the time the centre opens for trade.

    “The free indoor walking program is jointly run by Peninsula Health, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and Rosebud Plaza and provides the benefits of regular exercise in a safe and secure environment,” said Karen Bull, Manager, Ageing Well, Peninsula Health.

    “It is based on the successful Karingal Centre Walking Group which attracts up to 120 walkers each session.”

    “The program is very popular with older people who do not like walking outside due to changing weather, risk of falling and security reasons. By holding the walk indoors, they can overcome these barriers,” added Karen.

    For Rosebud resident, Enid Miller, the weekly walks have improved her fitness and health and introduced ...

  • Frankston Hospital Stage 2A expansion kicks off

    Work is underway on the $45 million expansion of Frankston Hospital.

    First cab off the rank was the Frankston Hospital Diabetes and Endocrinology Research Unit office.

    It was unceremoniously cut into three sections, loaded on a truck and moved from the back of the hospital to a new site between the hospital and the Frankston Integrated Health Centre.

    “Preliminary work is taking place at the moment,” said Geoff De Campo, Director, Facilities management, Peninsula Health.

    “During 2008 works will be undertaken on the construction of a new Pharmacy and Health Information Service department and the expansion and refurbishment of the Central Sterilising Department (CSSD),” said Geoff.

    “The Intensive Care Unit and Short Stay Unit will be relocated to a temporary location until their new areas are expanded and refurbished; plus a new Fluoroscopy and DSA unit will be built in Radiology.” he added.

    “It’s going to be a busy few weeks with the builders arriving and ...

  • 31 new Interns join Peninsula Health

    Finishing university and starting a new job is an exciting time for any new graduate. It will be especially exciting for Peninsula Health’s newest group of graduates who begin their careers as doctors.

    In their first year as professional doctors, the Interns will complete rotations within Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals, and at other sites such as The Mornington Centre and Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre.

    Of the 31 new doctors, 22 are women and 9 are men. The group is an increase of 3 from the 28 doctors who completed internships at Peninsula Health last year.

    “In an exceptionally competitive marketplace, we are delighted these young men and women have taken up appointments at Peninsula Health to begin their careers,” said Dr Peter Bradford, Peninsula Health Executive Director Medical, Frankston Acute Care and Quality.

    “Many of these new doctors have completed student rotations at Peninsula Health whilst undergoing studies at Monash University. ...


    Key medical equipment at the Frankston Hospital will be updated as a result of $985,000 in Brumby Government funding, Health Minister Daniel Andrews announced today.

    Visiting the hospital to announce the equipment funding, Mr Andrews said the funding would be used to replace equipment which was now becoming outdated.

    The Frankston Hospital funding is part of a $1.12 million allocation to Peninsula Health, with a further $135,000 in funding for new equipment for the Rosebud Hospital emergency department.

    The funding is part of $36.4 million in Brumby Government funding for hospitals and health services this year as part of a targeted equipment program to replace high-priority, high-cost medical equipment that has passed its used-by date.

    The Frankston Hospital funding will replace 15 physiological monitoring units in the emergency department – three for resuscitation, 11 in the acute area and one in the high-risk cubicle.

    It will also provide a new central monitor in the emergency ...