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Research at Peninsula Health – exciting times ahead!

This blog is written by Professor of Medicine, Velandai Srikanth.  As the Professor of Medicine, it is my pleasure to be the first to contribute to the new Research Blog for Peninsula Health! It gives me a great opportunity to provide you with a glimpse into the range of exciting areas of health research in […]

Baby-Led Weaning & Introduction of Solids

The below post is by Danielle Surwald (pictured), a senior speech pathologist at Peninsula Health. As a speech pathologist working in the infant feeding clinic at Peninsula Health, I often get asked my opinion regarding Baby-Led Weaning.  Since Baby-Led Weaning gained popularity in Australia there appears have been some ongoing debate and confusion amongst the […]

Speech Pathology – a lot more than helping people “talk good”

Eloise and Sharon share an insight into their roles as speech pathologists working with adult clients, at Peninsula Health. Speech Pathology – a rather mysterious profession. Most people have a vague idea that we help people ‘talk good’ but it’s a little more complex than that! In an average day we may see: A man […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Sarah Billing

Name: Sarah Billing Job: Paediatric Speech Pathologist Sites that you’re based at: Hastings, Mornington What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? If you ask my clients (mostly children aged 2-6 years) what a typical day involves, they’d probably say I spend my time choosing all of the best games for us to play […]

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 […]