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My first three weeks as a graduate nurse

Hello again! Hopefully the first blog wasn’t too much of a bore because I think this one will be the biggest help to all the nursing students out there. This blog will track my first three weeks at Peninsula Health. First day nerves Waking up I wasn’t nervous, the most exciting part of the morning […]

Briesha’s journey to becoming a graduate nurse

Hello all! My name is Briesha (pronounced Brie-sha) and I am one of sixty new graduate nurses at Peninsula Health. Let me start by saying what a pleasure it is to have the opportunity to write this blog and share my adventures, my daily struggles and fears, as well as my triumphs and achievements over […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with mental health nurse Elisabeth White

Elisabeth White was the recipient of the 2016 Award of Excellence for the graduate Mental Health program at Peninsula Health. She shares why she decided to pursue a career in mental health nursing and some of the challenges and rewards of her graduate year. 1. Why did you decide to study nursing and specialise in […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Thomas Williams

Thomas Williams shares what it’s like to work in the IT Department at Peninsula Health and what he enjoys most about his role. Name: Thomas Williams Job title: Database Administrator 1) What does a typical day in your job at Peninsula Health involve? My work is really varied, depending on what’s going on in the […]

12 lessons I’ve learnt in my first year as a Registered Nurse

Hello from 2017!  Today whilst packing my life into boxes ready to move house, I came across the journal I so diligently wrote every day for the first couple months of my grad year (before discovering how delightful – and necessary – the extra half hour of sleep I could get every night if I […]

What it’s like to work on Christmas Day

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR! I hope everyone has had a fantastic holiday season celebrating with too much food and good company. Like many of my fellow health care workers, I celebrated Christmas and New Year’s away from my family. Now everyone has probably heard a shift worker, from the health industry or […]

Q&A with Dr Chris Baguley – Clinical Director of Rehabilitation

Dr Chris Baguley gives an insight into what it’s like to work in rehabilitation at Peninsula Health and shares why he enjoys working in a subacute environment. Dr Chris Baguley at the Hydrotherapy Pool at Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre. Name: Dr Christopher Baguley Job Title: Clinical Director of Rehabilitation at Peninsula Health What does […]

Q&A with Frankston Hospital Emergency Doctor Sara MacKenzie

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a doctor in the Emergency Department (ED) at Frankston Hospital? Dr Sara MacKenzie gives an insight into the fast-paced world of our ED. Name: Dr Sara MacKenzie Job: Consultant Emergency Physician at Frankston Hospital What does a typical shift in your job involve? As you can […]

Five myths about palliative care

Hello Again! Today I write from a small country town in NSW. Why am I here you ask? I’m visiting relatives on their farm while on annual leave! I decided after a busy 9 months Grad Year-ing, it was time to step away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and the stresses […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Sandy Taylor

Name: Sandy Taylor   Position: Enrolled Nurse Advanced Practice Sandy shares what it is like to work in the Emergency Department at Peninsula Health and also some of her best career advice.  1. Why did you decide to pursue a career in health? I started my working life as a secretary bookkeeper but I’d always […]