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Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Kristi Schneider

Every month a former patient puts $25 cash in an envelope and has a friend drop it in to the Frankston Integrated Health Centre reception. Kristi Schneider, Fundraising Coordinator, posts the man a receipt with a personal thank you every time. “I give every donor a receipt and a handwritten thank you,” explains Kristi. “My […]

Q&A with Dr Stuart Marshall

Dr Stuart Marshall, Anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training, Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. Q: What do you do? A: I have a diverse role here, as an anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training and Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. In all of these roles I’m involved in the […]

Breakthrough in connecting community with healthier options

On Monday the 2nd of September, Peninsula Health and Monash Health hosted the first ever South East Food and Drink Expo. The expo saw 10 food distribution companies set up their own stalls and provide samples of the healthier food and drink options that they can offer to food vendors. Attendees included people from sport […]

Somers Primary – A healthy school community receives recognition

Pictured: Tope Adepoyibi Head of Achievement Program, Somers Primary School students and Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner, Peninsula Health.  This blog is written by Kristen Young, Health Promotion Practitioner at Peninsula Health. Somers Primary School’s hard work towards creating a healthy school environment paid off last term when students excitedly welcomed Head of the Achievement […]

Transitioning from the Emergency Department to a fast-paced Surgical ward.

The below blog is written by Bianca Roadknight, a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. Wow, it has been 6 months since I wrote my first blog! I had spoken to previous graduate nurses before I started who had all said this year would fly but I suppose I didn’t understand just how fast it would!! […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Janine Davies

Name: Janine Davies  Job: Director of Mental Health Nursing Q: What do you do? A: I support, empower and provide professional guidance to approximately 250 nurses who work in Mental Heath Services throughout multiple sites. I ensure nurses deliver the highest standards of patient centred care every day. I love my job! Being in a […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Jeremy Weston

Name:  Jeremy Weston Job title:  Mental Health Graduate Nurse Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: First year at Peninsula Health completing my mental health graduate year. Q: What is your background? A: Originally my background is in aged care, where I worked part-time while studying my Bachelor of Nursing.  I […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Kira

Kira is a new graduate Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health. Q: What was your first job in speech pathology? A: A 3 month fixed term contract as a Grade 1 Speech Pathologist in the Children’s Team, Community Health. Q: What job do you have now? A: A full time 1 year contract as […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Meg

Meg is a second year Grade 1 Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health Q: What was your first job in speech pathology? A: I commenced my journey at Peninsula Health with a 6 month fixed term contract in the Children’s  Team Community Health.  Before that my first job was  in  Alice Springs which was great experience, also […]

Communicating with confidence

This blog is written by Peninsula Health Speech Pathologist Sharon Flitman (pictured above).  Imagine thinking that everyone around you is deaf. For many people with Parkinson’s disease, this is a daily reality. Not because people with Parkinson’s have a higher proportion of hearing-impaired friends and relatives, of course. Rather, Parkinson’s disease simultaneously softens speech and […]