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Emergency Appeal


It’s fair to say that 2021 has challenged all of us in a way we could never have fathomed. One of the important takeaways of this pandemic is that preparation is key to coping with any crisis.

And here on the Peninsula, we face particularly unique challenges. As you are aware, Peninsula Health is uniquely located, as we are one of the furthest metropolitan regions from large health centres such as The Alfred Hospital. Our proximity to major metropolitan hospitals implies that we have to be a self-sufficient health service, with the ability to manage complex and emergency patients.

At the time of crisis, our frontline healthcare workers are providing more than just medical care. The stamina, dedication and duty of care that our staff has exhibited during these unprecedented times is something to behold. 
Working together as they faced the unknown, their professionalism and commitment in serving the community makes us one of the luckiest communities in our state.

Our team has spent decades preparing for managing large numbers of sick patients. We trained more staff in critical care, we set up a plan B for our team to manage fatigue, we educated ourselves in the latest techniques to manage new presentations of large numbers of critically ill patients.

Despite all these preparations, the pandemic has shown us there’s more we can do.

When faced with the situation of having a loved one in Emergency, having the best facilities and world class equipment can help provide reassurance to a family in their time of crisis.
As the number of holiday makers and local residents increase, we are working hard to meet the needs of all who require care in our community.

Across both our Emergency Departments in Rosebud and Frankston, we helped 96,555 patients last year alone. Our doctors and nurses are some of the most dedicated and skilled in their field, and it is their rapid response that will continue to save lives.

Your donation can help us treat the most complex patients’ right here on the Peninsula. With your support, we can be prepared for the future needs of our community.