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Kids get into the garden as part of healthy eating education

This blog is written by Peninsula Health, Health Promotion Practitioner Madeline Tatham. Congratulations to Capel Sounds Educational Child Care Centre and Kindergarten in Tootgarook! The Centre has recently put into place some amazing ideas to create a healthy environment for their children, staff and families. With a focus on promoting healthy eating, the children love […]

Hand therapy helping John get back on the Lawn Mower

Occupational Therapist Angela Ferrarin with John at a hand therapy session. This blog is written by Angela Ferrarin, Occupational Therapist, Acute Hand Therapy, Peninsula Health.  John sustained a complex injury after attempting to clean the blades of his ride on mower. His right middle finger was partially amputated on his dominant hand. The next day […]

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 […]