Taking a break for others

We all know taking a break can improve our mental health and physical wellbeing, however, this July, taking a break also played a pivotal role in improving the wellbeing of others, specifically those affected by cancer living on the Frankston and Mornington Peninsula region.

This July, taking a break became even more meaningful with our staff and community groups raising over $10,000 to support the wellbeing of our cancer patients by hosting morning teas and barbeques across the health service.

Funding will support our local cancer services across Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula, providing a Cancer Care Co-ordinator to guide patients along their cancer journey: from scheduling appointments and reviewing results, to organising transport to treatments and checking in on their mental health. Our Cancer Care Co-ordinator Tegan is there for our patients every step of the way.

We would like to make special mention to the Mornington Lion’s Club who hosted several barbeques across most of our sites, raising just shy of $5,000, as well as our Chemotherapy Unit who raised just over $1,500 through their delectable bake sale at Frankston Hospital. The collaboration between Peninsula Health and Mornington Lions Club is an exciting partnership that we are keen to see grow and flourish over the coming years.