Frankston Hospital

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Frankston Hospital
Peninsula Health
Geography
Location 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, (Mornington Peninsula), Victoria, Australia
Organisation
Care system Medicare
Hospital type General and speciality
Affiliated university Monash University, Deakin University
Services
Emergency department Yes
Beds 454
History
Founded 1941
Links
Website www.peninsulahealth.org.au

Frankston Hospital (officially Frankston Public Hospital) is a 454 bed public hospital located in the Melbourne suburb of Frankston in Victoria, Australia.[1] It opened as the Frankston Community Hospital in 1941.[2]

It is largest provider of general and speciality health care for Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula, and is the region's chief provider of acute secondary and tertiary medical and surgical services.[1][2]

The hospital has specialisations in mental health, maternity (midwifery) and pediatrics.[1][2] It also has one of the busiest emergency departments in Victoria with 49 beds and around 63,000 presentations a year.[2][3] The department was upgraded in 2015 at a cost of A$81 million.[2][3]

It is one of two hospitals in the Peninsula Health network, the second being Rosebud Hospital, which together support the network's smaller specialist campuses for community health, dentistry, physical and psychiatric rehabilitation, aged (elderly) and palliative care in Frankston, Hastings, Mornington, Mount Eliza and Rosebud.[2]

Services[edit]

Frankston Hospital in the 1940s

Frankston Hospital provides general and speciality health care services in the following areas:

Allied Health
  • Nutrition and Dietetic Services
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Integrating Care
  • Speech Pathology Services
Cancer Services
Cardiac Services
  • Cardiac Angiography
  • Cardiology Department
  • Chronic Heart Failure Program
  • Coronary Care Unit
Emergency Medicine
  • Frankston Emergency Department
  • Medical Assessment and Planning Unit (MAPU)
  • Response, Assessment and Discharge (RAD) Unit
Home-based Services
  • Hospital in the Home
  • Midwifery Home Care Service
  • Peninsula Post Acute Care (PENPAC)
Intensive Care Unit
Medical Services
Neuropsychology and Psychiatric Service
Outpatient Service
Palliative Care Services
Peninsula Amputee Program
Social Work Services
Surgical Services
  • Anaesthetics
  • Day Surgery Unit
  • General Surgery
  • Operating Theatres
  • Short Stay Unit
  • Surgical Wards
Women's, Children's and Adolescent Health
  • Children's and Adolescent Health
  • Midwifery Inpatient Services
  • Peninsula Health Maternity Services
  • Special Care Nursery
  • Women's Services

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health, retrieved 24 December 2016
  2. ^ a b c d e f Keck, Eliza (17 February 2015), "New Emergency Department, 92 new beds & three new wards opened at Frankston Hospital" (media release), Peninsula Health, retrieved 24 December 2016
  3. ^ a b Dorrington, Ben (11 February 2015), "Frankston Hospital unveils state-of-the-art $81 million emergency department digs", Frankston Standard Leader, News Limited, retrieved 24 December 2016

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°9′3″S 145°7′43″E / 38.15083°S 145.12861°E / -38.15083; 145.12861