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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 […]

Success of trials to increase healthy options at local leisure centres

This blog is written by Evangelia Nikolitsis and Andie Murphy, Health Promotion Practitioners at Peninsula Health. Unhealthy food and drinks are often the most heavily promoted and readily available, and this is something we are working to change at local leisure centres. Together with our local Councils, Frankston City and Mornington Peninsula Shire, and the […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Carol Gore

Name: Carol Gore Job title: Stroke Nurse Practitioner Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: Over 30 years Q: What is your background? A: I originally worked at The Mount Eliza Centre as a Patient Services Assistant. The Director of Nursing encouraged me to study to be a Registered Nurse. I […]

Local Primary School Kids have their say on smoking

This blog is written by Belinda Tascone, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. On Wednesday the 11th of December 2019, Peninsula Health and Frankston City Council hosted a celebration event to acknowledge the success of the Smoke Free PA System Project, and to thank local Frankston Primary School students for their involvement in the project. […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Lisa Taylor

Name: Lisa Taylor Job title: Oncology/Haematology Nurse Practitioner Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: I have worked in the Chemotherapy Day Unit since 2003. Q: What is your background? A: After completing Hospital Training at Box Hill Hospital 1991, I completed my graduate year with a rotation on the medical […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q & A with long-serving staff member Patsy Smith

Patsy Smith (centre) with Executive Directors Associate Professor Vikas Wadhwa and Fiona Reed at the Service Award Ceremony.  This month Patsy Smith was presented with an extraordinary 45 year Service Milestone Award at the Service Award Ceremony. Q: What do you do? A: I am a Mothercraft Nurse and I work on the ward in […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Kristi Schneider

Every month a former patient puts $25 cash in an envelope and has a friend drop it in to the Frankston Integrated Health Centre reception. Kristi Schneider, Fundraising Coordinator, posts the man a receipt with a personal thank you every time. “I give every donor a receipt and a handwritten thank you,” explains Kristi. “My […]

Q&A with Dr Stuart Marshall

Dr Stuart Marshall, Anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training, Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. Q: What do you do? A: I have a diverse role here, as an anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training and Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. In all of these roles I’m involved in the […]

Breakthrough in connecting community with healthier options

On Monday the 2nd of September, Peninsula Health and Monash Health hosted the first ever South East Food and Drink Expo. The expo saw 10 food distribution companies set up their own stalls and provide samples of the healthier food and drink options that they can offer to food vendors. Attendees included people from sport […]

Somers Primary – A healthy school community receives recognition

Pictured: Tope Adepoyibi Head of Achievement Program, Somers Primary School students and Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner, Peninsula Health.  This blog is written by Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Somers Primary School’s hard work towards creating a healthy school environment paid off last term when students excitedly welcomed Head of the Achievement […]