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My first code blue medical emergency

For myself and many other nurses planning out our day into a shift planner is basically our bible for the day! Sometimes it works out beautifully and everything is done on time, with nothing forgotten or delayed and other days…well, it just goes down the toilet. This is okay though, because as they say nursing […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Kaye Hall

Name: Kaye Hall Role: Early Education Advisor Sites that you’re based at: across all sites as well as outreach and community work 1. What does a typical day in your role involve? Unlike my other work colleagues in the Children’s Services Team who are all allied health professionals, my background is teaching. My key role […]

“I’m probably meeting you on one of the worst days of your life” – what it’s like to work as a junior doctor in the Emergency Department

This blog is written by Dr. Dan Bronsema, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. It’s 10pm on a Friday night. I’m nearing the end of my first evening shift. I pick up my next patient – an older lady who’s had a fall at home, knocking her head on the dresser. Her daughters are interstate […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Rebecca Little

Name:   Rebecca Little Job:  Children’s Occupational Therapist (OT) Sites that you’re based at: Hastings & Frankston What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? Every day is different, which is what’s great about this role. As a children’s OT we work with children, and their families, to support them with ‘things they do […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Matt Brailsford

Name: Matt Brailsford Job: Community Rehabilitation Team Leader/Senior Physiotherapist What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? Being a part of a big team, with many different roles and days of work, the day often starts with a check up of who is around today, which staff members are off site doing home visits […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Simone Cranage

Name:  Simone Cranage Job:  Paediatric podiatrist What does a typical day in your role involve? I am the podiatrist in the Children’s services team, so my role involves looking after the little feet of the Peninsula and beyond. I see children with foot or leg pain, any developmental variations and any concerns related to the […]

Obtaining a diagnosis in the Emergency Department

This blog is written by Dr. Victor Ge, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. As junior doctors in the Emergency Department (ED) we frequently find ourselves speaking to patients about their symptoms. Sometimes the main reason patients come to ED is for the relief of symptoms such as severe pain. More often it is the […]

From Emergency Nursing to Nursing on the Wards

It’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me – unfortunately full time work has been getting the best of me. Since my last blog I have finished my rotation in the Emergency Department and moved to a new ward. It would be a lie to say I don’t miss ED because I am a creature […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Kerry Strickland

Name: Kerry Strickland                  Job:  Aboriginal Healthy Start to Life Worker (RN) What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I try to plan to see about three families a day with one day a week in the office to follow up on tasks. I also support the gathering place Playgroups on a Thursday as […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Nick Mavroudis

Name:  Nick Mavroudis Job:  Senior Audiologist Site that you’re based at:  Frankston Integrated Health Centre What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? Assessing children’s hearing in a sound treated room. This involves using a range of specialised techniques and equipment. It also involves engaging the child and making the assessment process as child […]