Nursing and Midwifery Protected Industrial Action in Victoria

Some of our nurses and midwives affiliated with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) are taking part in statewide industrial action.

If you need to come into the Emergency Department at Frankston or Rosebud we will continue to prioritise patients with the most urgent healthcare needs. We appreciate your patience and understanding that wait times may be longer during this time.

Peninsula Health values the contributions, expertise and work of our nurses and midwives, and we respect the ANMF’s right to take protected industrial action.

Our commitment to the safety of our patients and the quality of care everyone receives remains unchanged.

What should I do if I have an appointment?

Please come in as normal if you have planned surgery or an outpatient’s clinic appointment. If there are any changes to your appointments or surgery, we will contact you beforehand by telephone, email or letter.

What should I do if I need emergency care?

Please continue to come to our Emergency Departments at Rosebud and Frankston if you need emergency care.

In the event of an emergency, please call triple 000 immediately.

For anyone who might need urgent care, but not a visit to the emergency department, there are some different options available to you.

The options include:

  • Priority Primary Care Centre – you can attend the Priority Primary Care Centre in Frankston if you are feeling unwell or for any urgent care that is not an emergency. The Centre is located at Shop 1-3, 49 Beach Street, Frankston and is open 8am-10pm every day. To make an appointment, please call 9119 1077 or visit .

For further information on opening hours and other locations of Priority Primary Care Centres in Victoria, please visit  

  • Victorian Virtual Emergency Department – The Victorian Virtual Emergency Department allows you to speak with emergency doctors and nurse practitioners 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is a free, statewide service.

Please visit for more details

  • Nurse on Call – Nurse on Call is a free telephone service providing expert advice from a registered nurse 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please call 1300 60 60 24 or visit for more details.
  • General Practitioners – If you feel unwell, please make an appointment with your local doctor
  • Pharmacies