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Transitioning from the Emergency Department to a fast-paced Surgical ward.

The below blog is written by Bianca Roadknight, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. Wow, it has been 6 months since I wrote my first blog! I had spoken to previous graduate nurses before I started who had all said this year would fly but I suppose I didn’t understand just how fast it would!! […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Janine Davies

Name: Janine Davies  Job: Director of Mental Health Nursing Q: What do you do? A: I support, empower and provide professional guidance to approximately 250 nurses who work in Mental Heath Services throughout multiple sites. I ensure nurses deliver the highest standards of patient centred care every day. I love my job! Being in a […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Jeremy Weston

Name:  Jeremy Weston Job title:  Mental Health Graduate Nurse Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: First year at Peninsula Health completing my mental health graduate year. Q: What is your background? A: Originally my background is in aged care, where I worked part-time while studying my Bachelor of Nursing.  I […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Kira

Kira is a new graduate Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health. Q: What was your first job in speech pathology? A: A 3 month fixed term contract as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist in the Children’s Team, Community Health. Q: What job do you have now? A: A full time 1 year contract as […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Meg

Meg is a second year Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health Q: What was your first job in speech pathology? A: I commenced my journey at Peninsula Health with a 6 month fixed term contract in the Children’s  Team Community Health.  Before that my first job was  in  Alice Springs which was great experience, also […]

Communicating with confidence

This blog is written by Peninsula Health Speech Pathologist Sharon Flitman (pictured above).  Imagine thinking that everyone around you is deaf. For many people with Parkinson’s disease, this is a daily reality. Not because people with Parkinson’s have a higher proportion of hearing-impaired friends and relatives, of course. Rather, Parkinson’s disease simultaneously softens speech and […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Telford Bray

Name: Telford Bray Job title:  (Acting) Nurse Unit Manager Community Care Unit Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: I have worked at Peninsula Health for the past 5 years. Q: What is your background? A: My professional background is working as a Mental Health Nurse. I am currently employed as […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Meet Dr Ashley Leadbeatter

Dr Ashley Leadbeatter farewelled Nottingham – the place better known as Robin Hood’s home town – for Australia 11 years ago.  “I got a training job as an anaesthetist in the UK but at the same time I got offered a job on the Gold Coast,” says Ashley. “I had not been over to Australia […]

Becoming a mental health nurse

This blog is written by Cameron Marshman, a Mental Health Graduate Nurse at Peninsula Health. Hello all, Finishing your undergraduate degree the first thing you really want to achieve is to just get a job. However, once you breathe that sigh of relief the real challenges, opportunities and growth begins. The Mental Health Graduate Nurse […]

Helpful Tips To Succeed In Your Graduate Year

This blog is written by Kartik Jagatheson, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. At university, it feels like exams, assignments and placements never end. Students of nursing are eager and excited to break free from all the assignments and jump into the real world of paid work, with their Graduate Year. Before you jump in […]