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Nursing in Nepal

I am not sure how to describe all of the emotions I experienced in January this year when I volunteered as a nurse in Nepal during university semester break. Feelings of excitement, and nervousness came over me as the days crept closer to flying out of Australia, not knowing what to expect for the next […]

12 lessons I’ve learnt in my first year as a Registered Nurse

Hello from 2017!  Today whilst packing my life into boxes ready to move house, I came across the journal I so diligently wrote every day for the first couple months of my grad year (before discovering how delightful – and necessary – the extra half hour of sleep I could get every night if I […]

What it’s like to work on Christmas Day

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season celebrating with too much food and good company. Like many of my fellow health care workers, I celebrated Christmas and New Year’s away from my family. Now everyone has probably heard a shift worker, from the health industry or […]

Q&A with Dr Chris Baguley – Clinical Director of Rehabilitation

Dr Chris Baguley gives an insight into what it’s like to work in rehabilitation at Peninsula Health and shares why he enjoys working in a subacute environment. Dr Chris Baguley at the Hydrotherapy Pool at Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre. Name: Dr Christopher Baguley Job Title: Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Peninsula Health What does […]

Q&A with Frankston Hospital Emergency Doctor Sara MacKenzie

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a doctor in the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital? Dr Sara MacKenzie gives an insight into the fast-paced world of our ED. Name: Dr Sara MacKenzie Job: Consultant Emergency Physician at Frankston Hospital What does a typical shift in your job involve? As you can […]

Five myths about palliative care

Hello Again! Today I write from a small country town in NSW. Why am I here you ask? I’m visiting relatives on their farm while on annual leave! I decided after a busy 9 months Grad Year-ing, it was time to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and the stresses […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Sandy Taylor

Name: Sandy Taylor   Position: Enrolled Nurse Advanced Practice Sandy shares what it is like to work in the Emergency Department at Peninsula Health and also some of her best career advice.  1. Why did you decide to pursue a career in health? I started my working life as a secretary bookkeeper but I’d always […]

The final chapter of my grad year

Hola! Once again the grads have hit the road running as we commence our final rotation. It feels like we’ve only just caught our breath and all of a sudden our feathers have once again been ruffled as we embark on the final chapter of our grad year. But before elaborating too much on the […]

Delivering Twins

Two semesters down, only one to go! The nerves are definitely increasing as I creep closer to finishing my Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery, yet the ever exciting experiences I continue to have on my placement days makes me so eager to finish the course and see where my nursing and midwifery career takes me. 🙂 […]

An insight into Oncology nursing

Emma on ward 5FS. I’m sure this is a thought every grad is experiencing right now, but I honestly can’t believe I am already well and truly into my eighth month of my grad year! My days of “sorry I’m a grad” are slipping away right before my eyes and before I know it I’ll […]