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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 […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Rebecca Cox

Name: Rebecca Cox Job: Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies social worker Sites that you’re based at:  All sites, predominantly Frankston. Rebecca is a member of the multi-disciplinary Children’s Services Team at Peninsula Health. She shares an insight into her role. What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I am an outreach worker so I […]

Life lessons I’ve learnt as a graduate nurse

I would like to tell you all about one of the most challenging situations I’ve experienced in my career so far, as well as some important life lessons and realisations. It is true what they say that it’s easier to dwell on the bad things and forget the good, or even worse, the question that […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Meagan Walpole

Name: Meagan Walpole Job: Midwife, Women’s Health Unit, Frankston Hospital Meagan provides a behind the scenes look at the role of midwives on the Women’s Health Unit at Frankston Hospital. What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? A day on the Women’s Health Unit (WHU) starts with being allocated to a particular area/role […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Erin Robinson

Name: Erin Robinson Job: Emergency Department Nurse and Walker Ward Nurse Location: Rosebud Hospital What does a typical day/shift in your role involve? I work across the General Medicine Ward and Emergency Department (ED) at Rosebud Hospital – therefore each day is as different and challenging as the next. One day I can be helping […]

The challenges of nursing

As you are all aware my first rotation has been in the Emergency Department (ED). Though I had already experienced what it was like to work in the ED during a four week placement as a student, I am still in a state of awe over the amazing amount of effort and knowledge that every […]

Nursing in Nepal

I am not sure how to describe all of the emotions I experienced in January this year when I volunteered as a nurse in Nepal during university semester break. Feelings of excitement, and nervousness came over me as the days crept closer to flying out of Australia, not knowing what to expect for the next […]