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Rapid Assessment, Emergency and Direct Care Pathways

  • Community Care

    Community Care at Peninsula Health – EXTENDED HOURS

    Community Care provides acute medical management in the patient’s own environment as an alternative to Emergency Department presentation for MOST conditions including for relatively simple clinical procedures and assistance with end of life issues. Community Care Brochure

    Community Care are trialing a 12 month extension of  operating hours and will have a Registered Nurse and Doctor on call until midnight each night and available for visits where appropriate until 22:00.  The project is partially funded by SEMPHN.

    Phone 9788 1700 EVERYDAY including weekends and public holidays

    Hours of operation:  08:00 – midnight (visits until 22:00)

  • Rapid Assessment Cardiac Unit (RACU)  (new fax 9784 2383  Feb 2017) 

  • Mental Health Triage – 1300 792 977

  • Emergency Departments

    When referring to ED, phone calls to the admitting officer and referral letters with an accurate medication list and copies of test results are very helpful.

Frankston ED Consultant Phone 9784 7196 // Rosebud ED Consultant Phone 5986 0623

HITH provides medical/nursing care in the home and RACFs for patients with a clear diagnosis or treatment plans in a virtual hospital setting  for eligible patients.


REMINDER : Emergency Paediatric Surgical Services at Peninsula Health

GPs are reminded that emergency Paediatric General and Urological surgery is not usually performed at Frankston Hospital. If you are managing a child less than 16 years who is unwell and who is likely to deteriorate clinically or require surgery ( for example probable appendicitis, testicular torsion) please strongly consider referring them to Monash Health directly. Emergency paediatric Plastic Surgery and Orthopaedic services are available for patients with acute injuries who are referred to or present to the Frankston Hospital Emergency Department.

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