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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 […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Ticki

Name: Denise ‘Ticki’ Donnelly Job title: MePACS Monitor Q: How long have you worked at MePACS? A: I have worked with Peninsula Health for over six years, with the last four years at MePACS. Q: What is your background? A: I have a Certificate 3 in Health and also a Diploma of Community Service specialising […]

Nursing on a surgical ward

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health graduate nurse Tom Paterson.  How quick the year has gone by. I’m sure there are many other grads that can support me in the perception of how fast the year has gone as we draw to the conclusion of our second rotation. I’m currently completing the last […]

What does an Occupational Therapist do?

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health Occupational Therapist Lauren Wood. My name is Lauren, and I am a Grade 1 Occupational Therapist in the rotation program at Peninsula Health. I have been a part of the rotation program since I was a new graduate, and have just completed my fourth rotation in Community […]

What does an OT Occupational Therapist do?

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health Occupational Therapist Lauren Wood. My name is Lauren, and I am a Grade 1 Occupational Therapist in the rotation program at Peninsula Health. I have been a part of the rotation program since I was a new graduate, and have just completed my fourth rotation in Community […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Matt Baynes

Name: Matt Baynes Job title: Senior Clinician – RN Grade 4 Year 5 – Mornington Team – Adult Community Mental Health Team Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: I will have worked for Peninsula Health for 19 years in January 2019 Q: What is your background? A: I am a registered […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Fleur Dodds

Name:  Fleur Dodds Job title: Clinical Nurse Specialist Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: I have worked in the Rosebud Emergency Department for 2 years. Q: What is your background?  A: I am a Critical Care Registered Nurse. I spent many years working in ICU before heading on a working holiday […]