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Ralph finds work life balance on the Peninsula

“You can’t find the kind of experience we’ve got in our Associate Nurse Unit Manager Group here”, says Ralph Maggio, the new Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of Anaesthetics and Recovery in Surgical Services. “The first thing I noticed was how long people have been here. I’ve been really impressed with the experience in this team.” […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Dr Jennifer Ngan

Dr Jennifer Ngan is a medical intern at Peninsula Health. Q: What is your background? A: I studied a Bachelor of Biomedicine at the University of Melbourne prior to going into a Bachelor Medicine and Surgery at Deakin University. I completed my clinical medical years in rural south-west Victoria at Hamilton and Warrnambool. I hope […]

Frankston Preschool recognised as a health promoting early childhood service

This blog was written by Madeline Tatham, a Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Frankston Preschool has become just the second early childhood service in the Frankston-Mornington Peninsula region as of January this year, to accomplish all six Achievement Program health priority areas. For this it’s received State Government recognition as a health promoting early […]

A passion for compassion drives mental health case manager Cameron to greater heights

This blog is written by Cameron Marshman, a Mental Health Case Manager at Peninsula Health. Hello all, Most nurses upon finishing their undergraduate degrees complete a graduate year program with various rotations in order to consolidate and expand their skills and knowledge. Those who enter into mental health often complete a further year as a […]

Tennis club creates a welcoming environment for LGBTIQ community

This blog was written by Chris Kirkpatrick, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health.   Sporting clubs can create a powerful ripple effect far beyond the playing field for LGBTIQ people and their allies. There are strategies clubs can adopt to make everyone; the players, the umpires, the volunteers and the spectators, feel that they belong […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Elly Archer

Elly Archer is a Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health Q: What is your current role A: I am a full time Speech Pathologist with the Allied Health Community Adult National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Team. Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: I have been with Peninsula Health for almost 4 months. […]

An insight into being a graduate mental health nurse on the Adult Acute Inpatient Unit

This blog is written by Erin Duffy, a Mental Health Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hi everyone, I write this having just spent the first year of my adult nursing career as a Graduate Registered Nurse, based in the specialty area of Mental Health at Peninsula Health’s Adult Acute Inpatient Unit. The Mental Health Graduate […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Dr Mikaela Brusasco

Dr Mikaela Brusasco is a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Q: What is your background? A:  I completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedicine and then a postgraduate degree in Medicine, both at the University of Melbourne. I paid my way through university doing part-time hospitality jobs, including one where my job was to bake the […]

The Community Plate

This blog was written by Nikki Hale, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. The Community Plate is a local collaboration looking for ways to make better connections between our local community and healthy food. It can be hard to keep our body, environment, and community healthy when we are surrounded by unhealthy food a lot […]

Advice for new Graduate Nurses, from a Graduate Nurse

This blog is written by Melanie Challen, a 2019 Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Well, my last contribution to the Graduate Nurse Blog was during my first rotation on 5GN – everyone had told me that the Graduate Year will fly by but I was finding that a bit tricky to believe. Juggling the challenges […]