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Benefits of Nursing @ Peninsula Health

Benefits of NursingPeninsula Health can provide you with exciting and challenging roles in all areas of nursing, from tertiary to community, and in many different locations throughout our catchment area.

Peninsula Health has the full range of professional nurse roles including Clinical Nurse Consultants, Clinical Nurse Educators, Registered Nurses and Division 1 & 2 Nurses. All these roles collaborate to support best clinical practice and provide professional development opportunities. Each of our clinical settings has comprehensive orientation and ongoing education programs.

Peninsula Health supports its 1,964 nurses and recognises their value by encouraging professional development and offering a variety of work opportunities from aged care to paediatric nursing, community to acute, midwifery, mental health and palliative nursing. Also included are the areas of Emergency, Coronary Care and Intensive Care.

About Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health provides a comprehensive range of health services to nearly 300,000 people living in the City of Frankston, the Mornington Peninsula Shire and a small part of the City of Kingston.

Peninsula Health operates 21 public health facilities across 10 sites and consequently offers our nurses excellent career opportunities across a comprehensive range of health care services.

Services are provided through two public hospitals, an inpatient palliative care unit, hospital and community-based psychiatric services, inpatient, community aged and rehabilitation services, residential aged care units, ambulatory care and community health programs.

Peninsula Health has 798 beds.

  • Acute (Frankston and Rosebud Hospitals) – 411
  • Mental Health – 64
  • Community and Continuing Care- 323

Frankston Hospital is the major provider of acute secondary and tertiary hospital services on the Mornington Peninsula. With 336 beds, it provides general and specialty medical and surgical services, mental health, maternity, and paediatric services.
In its role as a major teaching centre, the hospital has affiliations with Monash University and Deakin University and links with other universities in post graduate studies.
Frankston Hospital has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in Melbourne with over 48,000 patient attendances each year.

The 75 bed Rosebud Hospital provides a broad range of acute diagnosis, treatment and care for both admitted patients and outpatients of the southern Mornington Peninsula.

Peninsula Health Mental Health Service provides a range of community focused mental health services in two continuums of care, Adult and Aged, across four sites. Services include assessment, acute treatment and care in community and inpatient settings, crisis intervention, case management and residential rehabilitation and care. All services are provided by a range of multidisciplinary teams.

Peninsula Health’s Community and Continuing Care Services (CCCS)
offers a range of inpatient, interim care and domiciliary aged care, rehabilitation and palliative care services in Edithvale, Seaford, Frankston, Mornington and Rosebud.

Services are offered across six sites including two specialist psychogeriatric residential aged care units in Frankston and Seaford, inpatient, interim and domiciliary aged care at Mornington, residential aged cared services in Rosebud, an inpatient Palliative Care Unit in Frankston and community rehabilitation services offered at three sites in Chelsea, Frankston (Golf Links Road) and Rosebud.

Many services are also delivered by Peninsula Health staff visiting peoples’ homes.

The health service is active in both clinical education and medical research and is the largest employer on the Peninsula with 4,213 staff. Services are enhanced by the contributions of 850 volunteers.