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Faces of Peninsula Health – Meet Florin Vahgelt

Florin Vahgelt has wanted to work in oral health since she was a young girl. “I was bullied for my teeth when I was young,” recalls Florin. “Then when I got braces it instantly changed my life, so I wanted to get into something where I could change other people’s lives as well. I think […]

Getting the hang of this thing people call nursing

The following blog is written by graduate nurse Karly Theodore. Hi everyone… Here I am five months into my grad year and time has flown. For the past four months I have been on 5FN (the respiratory and renal ward) at Frankston Hospital. I will forever be grateful for the opportunities and experiences that I […]

Helping patients recover from foot ulcers, faster

The following blog is written by Lucia Michailidis, a senior podiatrist at Peninsula Health. She explains some of the research she has been conducting, which is changing the way podiatrists treat diabetic patients with foot ulcers, around the world. I’m very passionate about my job, working within a multidisciplinary team to help patients with diabetes […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Lee Burrell

Name:  Lee Burrell Job title: Stomal Therapy Clinical Nurse Consultant Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: 17 enjoyable years. Q: What is your background?   A: I started my nursing career at Mildura Base Hospital in 1983 as a State Enrolled Nurse for many years. During those year I was employed […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Peter Jackson

Name: Peter Jackson Job title: Clinical Coding & Casemix Manager Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: I began working for Peninsula Health in 2002. In 2010 I went to work in rural Victoria, returning to Peninsula Health in 2014. So, altogether about 12 years. Q: What is your background – how […]

Caring for patients at the end of life

Hi Everyone, Bronte here again! Well what a journey it has been over the past four months. The highs and lows have been absolutely overwhelming and I have never laughed, cried, run, eaten and hugged people so much in my life. Over the past four months I had been on Port Phillip Ward (orthopaedics and […]

Treating the person, not the illness

The below blog is written by Dr Matthew Jakab, a Hospital Medical Officer in the Palliative Care Unit at Peninsula Health. As doctors we must ask ourselves, what is the point of medicine? We could give a trite answer of “to heal people”, yet that in itself seems quite superficial. Perhaps the better question is, […]

Dispelling the male nursing myth

The following blog is written by Tom Paterson, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health.  If someone had of asked me four years ago if I envisioned myself becoming a nurse I probably would have responded no. Not because I’m not interested in healthcare rather because of the stereotypes attached to male nurses at this current […]

What does a physio do in the Intensive Care Unit?

The following blog is written by Michael Wang. Hi, my name is Michael. I am the Senior Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Physiotherapist at Frankston Hospital, Peninsula Health. What can a physiotherapist do in Intensive Care you might ask? Every now and then I get the same question from my patients – the ones that are […]

How clinical trials have shaped modern medicine

Members of the ICU research team.  Did you know the first clinical trial took place in 1747? May 20 is International Clinical Trials Day. It commemorates the day James Lind started his study to determine the cause of scurvy. By dividing 12 sailors into separate groups and testing the effect of providing different treatments to […]