Phillip Fleming

The Phillip Fleming Hybrid Interventional Theatre

Frankston Hospital

In partnership with our Peninsula Branch the Blue Ribbon Foundation dedicated the new Emergency Hybrid Interventional Theatre at Frankston Hospital in February 2017 as a Police Memorial to honour Constable Phillip Gordon Fleming (15731) who died in the line of duty in February 1971.

The Hybrid Interventional Theatre (HIT) expanded and transformed the types of surgeries and procedures available to Frankston and Mornington Peninsula communities. This facility at the Frankston Hospital is the largest in Australia to deliver vascular surgery. It allows multiple teams to work together to treat life and limb-threatening conditions.

A major feature of the HIT is the state of the art Digital Subtraction Angiography (DSA) machine. DSA technology enables doctors to look closely at patient’s veins so they can identify and treat life and limb threatening conditions more safely using minimally invasive methods. The HIT and DSA machine have revolutionised the way vascular surgery is performed – treating patients earlier and faster and reducing length of stay in hospital.

The Peninsula Branch and the Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation provided a donation of $200,000 towards the installation of this life-saving facility.