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My first mistake as a nurse

In life we often make mistakes, whether these are in our personal lives, business or relationships, this is what people often say “makes us human”. In the healthcare industry, co-workers and most often patients seem to forget that we are simply human beings attempting to do the best job we can each and every day. […]

Investigating exercises for people living with Parkinson’s disease

This blog is written by Fleur Terrens, a physiotherapist within the Movement Disorders Program at Peninsula Health. I am currently completing a research project on different types of pool based and land based exercises for people living with Parkinson’s disease on the Mornington Peninsula. I have recently been fortunate enough to be awarded the LSVT […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q&A with Louise Shorten

Name: Louise Shorten Role at Peninsula Health: Emergency Department (ED) nurse How long have you worked at Frankston ED for? Five years. After my graduate year with Peninsula Health I began working in Emergency full time and this year I advanced my scope of practice within the department by completing my post graduate certificate in […]

Caring for patients before and after surgery

Hello from my new home on SSSU, or for those who aren’t familiar – the Surgical Short Stay Unit on level four at Frankston Hospital! This is my third and final rotation of my graduate year and by now I have well and truly settled into the day to day life of a nurse. However, […]

How psychologists can help people at different points in their life

Dr Sunaina Seth is a Psychologist in the Aged Persons Mental Health team and Dr Priscilla Yardley is Head of Psychology at Peninsula Health. The following blog is written by Peninsula Health psychologists. No, we can’t read your mind but we do work with the mind. What does a Peninsula Health psychologist do? Psychologists at […]

Moving to the country

The following blog is written by Dr Christie Bryant, a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Usually, the most noticeable thing about Mr Hope* is his long white Santa-esque beard. Today however, it is the steady trickle of blood from his left leg down into his shoe. I start our conversation the way I always do […]

The toughest weeks of my graduate year so far

Hello everyone! It’s been awhile, for some reason, I find it most difficult to write to you about my last few weeks on the ward before I am about to rotate. As I’ve said previously I am not very good with change or goodbyes for that matter, but adjusting to life on 5FN came with […]

Careers at Peninsula Health: Q & A with Annabel Cooper

Name: Annabel Cooper Role: Physiotherapist, Children’s Services Team What does a typical day in your role involve? I am the physiotherapist with the Children’s Services Community Health team. My role involves seeing families with little ones up to school age who have gross motor developmental issues. For example, I work with babies who might have […]

Rehab Reflections from an Occupational Therapist

Nicola with patient Colleen, off on a home visit to make sure Colleen is ready to be discharged home from Rosebud Hospital. The following blog is written by Nicola Poole, an Occupational Therapist based in the rehabilitation ward at Rosebud Hospital. “You need to be content with small steps. That’s all life is. Small steps […]

Hands on approach gets Nick back in the garden

This blog post is written by Senior Hand Therapist Rosie House. Nick, a keen gardener and local resident developed a Bairnsdale Ulcer on his right dominant hand after a spider bite that was slow to heal. Several surgeries and extensive skin grafting were required to treat the ulcer. Consequently, Nick was left with an extremely […]