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One last time…

Hi there readers! I’m writing to you for one last graduate nurse program blog, because as of two weeks ago, I’m no longer a nursing graduate. Time for a pay rise – yay! Many people throughout the year have told me “enjoy being a grad, it goes by so quickly”. And  I certainly have enjoyed […]

Pharmacist fame!

Well I hope everyone who is reading this is well, and had a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year period. I enjoyed some time off, a little bit too much, but luckily I have work to recover. Apparently this blog has become bigger than I thought it would! The link to the article appeared […]

Meet Jacqui our new physiotherapy blogger

Hello there! My name is Jacqui and I’m a physiotherapist working at Peninsula Health. I was approached to contribute as a blogger, evidently someone must think I have some things of interest to share! I will do my best to provide you with an insight into my life working at Peninsula Health, and hopefully provide […]

There is no rest for the wicked!

Hey there readers! I hope you’ve all enjoyed your holiday season and New Year’s shenanigans and avoided overindulging in food (or drink!). Hospital life continues on, as always, relatively unchanged despite the holiday period. As there is just under a month left of the 2013 Graduate Nurse Program at Frankston Hospital, I’ll admit that I […]

I am here to stay!

Is it just me or is everyone having babies at the moment? It seems everywhere I look I am seeing pregnant bellies, and little babies. This is such an exciting time for these families, but one that is often filled with conflicting emotions – excitement, fear, anticipation, doubt, guilt, joy and the ever present (perhaps […]

GUEST BLOG POST: Have you wondered what do Medical Students actually do?

Hi! I’m Victoria Berquist- one of the 40-odd third year medical students who were placed at Peninsula Health in 2013! I’m here to write a little bit about the students you might see around Frankston Hospital – what we do inside and outside the hospital. Peninsula Health is affiliated with Monash University and as such […]


I remember this time last year, almost to the day, when my registration came through. I had freedom (which I believe I mentioned in another post somewhere in here). The past year has flown by, trying to cover a ward by myself, participate in journal clubs, clinical meetings and still trying to have a life […]

Time flies when you are having fun!

Wow, time sure flies when you are busy! It is now mid-November and we have only two months left of our grad year. I am sure we only started yesterday, but when I take time to reflect on the past 10 months, it occurs to me just how far we have come! Initially, just getting […]

Surgical rotation is – wow!

Hi there readers! It’s been an interesting few weeks on my new surgical rotation, and all I can say is wow – it’s very different! I come into work now and have to contend with drain tubes, big wounds, and yes, a lot of poo. But that’s enough about the glamorous side of nursing life. […]

Complementary and alternative medications

In the pharmacy department there has been the annual buzz that accompanies our interns completing their study and sitting for their exams. And I cannot help but remember back to this time last year, when I was putting the final touches on my study, and the relief that I felt afterwards. I am extremely glad […]