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Graduation is here!

Beginning the day surrounded by close friends and a beautiful breakfast at the local café, I knew this was going to be a brilliant day. Jumping in the car at 11.30am I headed off to Uni via the same roads I had driven for the last four years. It made me realise what a special […]

So, what does a pharmacist do?

So what does a pharmacist do? This was a question that I probably should have had straight in my head before I entered Uni, but all that I had really seen them doing was standing behind the counter in a shop, getting stock and labelling it up, which I am sure a lot of people […]

Confessions of a Pharmacist…

Hello everybody, my name is Matt, and I have been asked to contribute to this blog for the next year or so. To be honest, I barely think that my entire life up until this point has been interesting enough to put into a blog, but who knows. Like Mike Fox, my fellow blogger I […]

Sharing the knowledge around

Hi there readers! I hope you’re keeping well as the weather keeps getting colder. Make sure you rug up, and if you’re able, get a flu shot (and maybe a lollipop to go with it). One of the most exciting things about being a new nurse in a big emergency department is that I come […]

Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of my life…

A typical day in the sub-acute orthopaedic setting begins at 8.00am with our first meeting at 8.05am to discuss the day’s arrangements – new patients, staff members absent, staff cover for the hydrotherapy pool, meeting times, staff supervision sessions and professional development or in-services if applicable. 8.15am: Allied Health and Nursing staff morning handover – […]

Starting out as a Grad Nurse

Welcome back everyone! I hope you’ve had a nice couple of weeks since the first blog entry. For the Grad Nurses it has certainly been busy. All of us got together earlier this month for a study day (finishing Uni doesn’t mean we have finished learning!) and that gave us a great opportunity to catch […]

The job hunt…

So I’d decided that the public health system was where I planned to begin my career. The question left remaining was where was I going to work? I wanted to find a job where I could work across acute, outpatient and rehabilitation settings in both paediatric and adult populations. Peninsula Health was one of the […]

Introducing Mike Fox

Hi there readers! I’m Mike Fox, a newly registered nurse, and I’ve just started my Graduate Nursing Program (GNP) at Frankston Hospital. I’m really looking forward to giving you an insider’s look at the life of a new working nurse, all from the comfort of your own computer. But first, let’s start with a bit […]

Meet Charlotte Ganderton

Hi, For some unknown reason I have been asked to contribute to this blog as a professional physiotherapist. My name is Charlotte; I am 23 and have recently finished University. I am now in my first professional role at Peninsula Health. Throughout the next year I will be sharing my journey with you. Here is […]