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Milly’s first five weeks as a graduate nurse

Hey, I’m Milly, I was lucky enough to snag a spot with Peninsula Health for my grad year and for my first rotation – EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT! Leading up to my first day I had a mix of emotions. I on one hand was refreshed, excited and had a sense of pride when after finishing Uni. […]

The Art of Cannulation

The following blog is written by Dr Kate van Berkel, a medical intern at Peninsula Health. “So how long have you been a doctor for?” Andy* asks, as I re-wash my hands and prepare to don a new set of sterile gloves. He needs a drip inserted so that he can have a CT scan, […]

Community dietitian helps Isabel reduce her blood sugar levels and achieve her goals

The following blog is written by Peninsula Health dietitian Thea Moloney.   The Community Rehabilitation Program is a multidisciplinary service which helps people manage or recover from illness, injury or surgery. It is a short term program that helps people to achieve their individual goals. Isabel* was initially referred into our program due to carpel […]

Bronte’s adventure to becoming a nurse

Hello Everyone! My name is Bronte and I am a graduate nurse at Peninsula Health. It is an honor to be selected to join the graduate nursing team this year and I am so excited to bring you all along my adventures as a graduate registered nurse! Let me start by telling you all a […]

Helping kids to enjoy food

Dietitians can provide expert advice to help people form healthy relationships with food and enjoy eating, according to Dietitian Karman Liu. Karman is a Paediatric Dietitian at Peninsula Health. In the below blog post, she explains how she worked with a young client to expand her diet and make mealtimes a more positive experience. Amy*, […]

The sacrifices and rewards of becoming a doctor

The below blog post is written by Dr Rachel Chan, a Hospital Medical Officer at Peninsula Health. As the intern year wound to an end, this blog post ‘10 things you need to give up to become a doctor’ caught my attention. I had been ruminating on much the same things as I commuted to […]

Sue avoids surgery with dietetic support

Left: Zhoe Wharrington and right a diagram showing how a feeding tube works.  The following blog is written by Zhoe Wharrington, a clinical dietitian at Peninsula Health.   The role of clinical dietitians isn’t well known in the wider community. We work closely with the doctors to determine the best way to meet our patients’ […]

My words of wisdom for future nursing graduates

Well if there’s one thing I’ve learnt this past year it’s that time goes by so quickly when you are having fun!  I honestly cannot believe that this is the last blog for my graduate year and next week I will be a “Registered Nurse”!  I started out doing this blog as I love writing; […]

As their graduate year comes to an end, what’s next for junior nurses like Briesha?

Briesha and Dr Harry Hughes at work on the Surgical Short Stay Unit. Hello all!  I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately from family and friends about what is next for me once my rotation on the surgical unit comes to an end, so I thought I’d explain the process!  The graduate program is […]

Leaps and Bounds into translation of the research findings – lessons learned from a UK trip

This blog is written by Cylie Williams. I’m the Allied Health Research Lead at Peninsula Health and hold a research position at Monash University. My background is paediatric podiatry, and I was fortunate to recently receive funding from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Early Career Research Fellowship, and a Monash University Advancing Women’s […]