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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 […]

The final chapter of my grad year

Hola! Once again the grads have hit the road running as we commence our final rotation. It feels like we’ve only just caught our breath and all of a sudden our feathers have once again been ruffled as we embark on the final chapter of our grad year. But before elaborating too much on the […]

Delivering Twins

Two semesters down, only one to go! The nerves are definitely increasing as I creep closer to finishing my Postgraduate Diploma of Midwifery, yet the ever exciting experiences I continue to have on my placement days makes me so eager to finish the course and see where my nursing and midwifery career takes me. 🙂 […]

An insight into Oncology nursing

Emma on ward 5FS. I’m sure this is a thought every grad is experiencing right now, but I honestly can’t believe I am already well and truly into my eighth month of my grad year! My days of “sorry I’m a grad” are slipping away right before my eyes and before I know it I’ll […]

Hello from the other side!

Emma with student nurse Delwyn. Last time I wrote to you from Port Phillip as an Orthopaedic nurse in the new building of Frankston Hospital. But today I write to you from 5FS as a novice oncology/haematology/endocrinology/ACE nurse in the original hospital (hence my *hilarious* Adele reference). It has been busy adjusting to life here […]

Graduate Diploma of Midwifery

What a rollercoaster of a year it has been! Juggling postnatal shifts on the Women’s Health Unit (WHU), self-organised placements, as well as completing Continuity of Care experiences with 10 women. After completing my graduate nursing year, I was accepted into the Graduate Diploma of Midwifery with Peninsula Health. I have always wanted to hold […]

Reflecting on last four months spent as an Orthopaedic nurse

Hey there! As I finish up my last few shifts on Port Phillip I thought I’d better write again before moving on to my next rotation. This time I promise to include something a little more clinical than my last posts. On reflection of these last four months spent as an Orthopaedic nurse, I have […]

Busyness and mindfulness

Hello Again! It’s been a busy few weeks on the ward since my last blog. But then again, when isn’t the ward busy? I know many of you probably want to hear about the clinical side of my grad year, but I know there will be plenty more of that in coming months. So I’ve […]