Frankston Times 26 October 2021

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Hospital praised for stroke treatment

THE design for the Jubilee Park Stadium. Picture: Supplied

Stadium construction starting soon CONSTRUCTION on the $35 million Jubilee Park redevelopment begins soon. Work to build the new stadium will start next month. It will include six multipurpose indoor courts with a 1000 seat show court, four indoor cricket training nets, training facilities, community meeting and function rooms, change rooms, a cafe, and a creche. Frankston ratepayers will contribute more than $20 million to the mammoth project. The state government has put in $10 million, the federal government $4.56 million, and Cricket Victoria $200,000. Stadium construction will start next

month, with an end date set for June 2023. Frankston mayor Kris Bolam said “construction of the Jubilee Park Stadium has been awarded to Lloyd Group Pty Ltd and this exciting project will start to take shape soon.” “The Jubilee Park works will transform the site into a hub for regional cricket, AFL and netball and compliment the many other projects that will create a beautiful, well-connected parkland,” he said. Frankston MP Paul Edbrooke said “our community have asked for this redevelopment for years so I’m ecstatic that we have reached the next stage of

FRANKSTON Hospital has been recognised for its work at the 2021 Australian Stroke Coalition quality stroke service awards. Peninsula Health was named one of 13 national winners on the night. The awards organiser says that it measured each hospital “that achieved nine best-practice stroke treatment and care benchmarks, including treatment with thrombolysis (blood clot-dissolving treatment) within 60 minutes of hospital arrival, the provision of stroke unit care, and the provision of a care plan at time of discharge from hospital.” The organisation estimates that more than 27,400 people in Australia will have a stroke for the first time in 2021. It says that 208 people had a first-time stroke in the Dunkley electorate last year. Stroke Foundation Chief Executive Officer Sharon

McGowan said “we know that patients with stroke, who get to hospital quickly and are treated in dedicated stroke units, will have the best chance of survival, recovery and prevention of recurrent stroke.” “These hospitals are leading the way. It is particularly heartening to see so many regional hospitals achieving an excellence award this year,” she said. Data custodian for the Australian Stroke Clinical Registry, Professor Dominique Cadilhac, said “it was encouraging to see a greater number of hospitals achieving excellence this year – 13 up from seven in 2020. That reflects an ongoing dedication to achieve the best outcomes for patients with stroke to help them survive and live healthy lives into the future. I congratulate the winning hospitals.”

FRANKSTON Hospital. Picture: Gary Sissons

this amazing project, which will deliver much needed facilities for our future sport champions.” Some mature trees will be removed to accommodate works. Frankston Council’s director infrastructure and operations, Cam Arullanantham, said that at least 100 canopy trees in two metre advanced height will be planted in the stadium precinct, as well as 700 indigenous trees across Jubilee Park. “We have worked to ensure the updates to Jubilee Park deliver ecological benefits and enhance the natural environment. We listened to residents’ concerns and adopted feedback in the updated plans as much as possible,” he said.

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