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Encouraging healthy eating in local schools

This February, Kananook Primary took great strides towards becoming a health promoting school by receiving recognition from the Achievement Program for Healthy Eating. This is quite an accomplishment thanks to the passionate parents who ignited the whole school community to create a thriving kitchen garden program. These parents, headed up by parent Rebecca Gaiwski, are […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Meet Jane Roberts

When Jane Roberts joined Peninsula Health 13 years ago, she was working as a physiotherapist in the Rehabilitation Unit. Fast forward to 2019 and Jane is the Operations Director of Medicine, where she manages more than 160 beds at Frankston Hospital. Jane took on a number of leadership roles after joining Peninsula Health, which led […]

Faces of Peninsula Health Q&A with Social Worker Breanne

Job title: Women’s and Children’s Health Social Worker Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: 4 years Q: What is your background?   A: I completed my Bachelor of Social Work at RMIT. I applied for a job at Peninsula Health as a new graduate and have worked here since. Q: […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Brydee and Lisa

Brydee Dullard and Lisa Beckinsale are Nurse Practitioners in the Emergency Department at Frankston Hospital. Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? Brydee: 8 years Lisa: 19 years Q: What is your background? Brydee: 2011: Graduate Program at Peninsula Health. 2012: Employed by the Emergency Department. 2013: Graduate Certificate in Critical care Nursing […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Meet Colleen White

Mother of six, marathon runner and Operations Director of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescent Health, Colleen White, started at Peninsula Health six months ago. “I’m loving working here – this is where I live and it’s nice to feel like I am making a difference in my community,” she says. “The team here are fabulous – […]

Navigating my first month as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at Rosebud

The following blog is written by graduate nurse Bianca Roadknight, Hi everyone! My name is Bianca and I am one of Peninsula Health’s Graduate Registered Nurses for 2019. I can’t say that I have always dreamed of being a nurse, however I have always had a knack for caring for people. I volunteered helping Nippers […]

Dysphagia – a difficult diagnosis to swallow!

This blog is written by Peninsula Health Speech Pathologist and Team Leader Kate Rennie. Most Australians are unaware how difficulty with swallowing can be frightening and life threatening. It’s why on Wednesday 13 March 2019, I want to promote Swallowing Awareness Day. The theme for Swallowing Awareness Day in 2019 is: ‘Dysphagia. A difficult diagnosis […]

From Mansfield to Frankston – meet graduate nurse Mel

The below blog is written by Melanie Challen, a 2019 Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hey team, My name is Mel and I’ve spent the past 4 weeks settling into my new position as a Graduate Registered Nurse at Peninsula Health. To begin with, a little bit about my background. I hail from Mansfield- a […]

Becoming a Mum led Anais to Midwifery

My name is Anais and I am a Graduate Midwife at Peninsula Health (that still feels extremely strange and satisfying to say!). I started my Bachelor of Midwifery at ACU in 2014 whilst pregnant with my daughter. After the birth of my son in 2012, I realised that my passion was working with women throughout […]

10 Tips and Tricks from an Intern year

By Dr Sophie Kinnear, 2018 Medical Intern at Peninsula Health.  Dr Kinnear is the recipient of the 2018 Intern Colleague’s Choice Award. For this award, interns and other colleagues vote for who they believe has been the most exceptional intern throughout the year. Dr Kinnear shares some of her key learnings and highlights of the […]