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Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Melissa Molenaar

Melissa Molenaar is a Cognition Clinical Nurse Consultant at Peninsula Health. Q: What is a Clinical Nurse Consultant? A: A Clinical Nurse Consultant is a nurse who has specialist knowledge and skills in their particular field and can be utilised as a resource within the clinical setting by staff, patients and carers. In my case […]

Ralph finds work life balance on the Peninsula

“You can’t find the kind of experience we’ve got in our Associate Nurse Unit Manager Group here”, says Ralph Maggio, the new Nurse Unit Manager (NUM) of Anaesthetics and Recovery in Surgical Services. “The first thing I noticed was how long people have been here. I’ve been really impressed with the experience in this team.” […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Elly Archer

Elly Archer is a Speech Pathologist at Peninsula Health Q: What is your current role A: I am a full time Speech Pathologist with the Allied Health Community Adult National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Team. Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health? A: I have been with Peninsula Health for almost 4 months. […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Dr Mikaela Brusasco

Dr Mikaela Brusasco is a medical intern at Peninsula Health.  Q: What is your background? A:  I completed an undergraduate degree in Biomedicine and then a postgraduate degree in Medicine, both at the University of Melbourne. I paid my way through university doing part-time hospitality jobs, including one where my job was to bake the […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Carol Gore

Name: Carol Gore Job title: Stroke Nurse Practitioner Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: Over 30 years Q: What is your background? A: I originally worked at The Mount Eliza Centre as a Patient Services Assistant. The Director of Nursing encouraged me to study to be a Registered Nurse. I […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q&A with Lisa Taylor

Name: Lisa Taylor Job title: Oncology/Haematology Nurse Practitioner Q: How long have you worked at Peninsula Health?   A: I have worked in the Chemotherapy Day Unit since 2003. Q: What is your background? A: After completing Hospital Training at Box Hill Hospital 1991, I completed my graduate year with a rotation on the medical […]

Faces of Peninsula Health – Q & A with long-serving staff member Patsy Smith

Patsy Smith (centre) with Executive Directors Associate Professor Vikas Wadhwa and Fiona Reed at the Service Award Ceremony.  This month Patsy Smith was presented with an extraordinary 45 year Service Milestone Award at the Service Award Ceremony. Q: What do you do? A: I am a Mothercraft Nurse and I work on the ward in […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Meet Kristi Schneider

Every month a former patient puts $25 cash in an envelope and has a friend drop it in to the Frankston Integrated Health Centre reception. Kristi Schneider, Fundraising Coordinator, posts the man a receipt with a personal thank you every time. “I give every donor a receipt and a handwritten thank you,” explains Kristi. “My […]

Q&A with Dr Stuart Marshall

Dr Stuart Marshall, Anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training, Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. Q: What do you do? A: I have a diverse role here, as an anaesthetist, Director of Clinical Training and Intern Training and Medical Director of the Simulation Centre. In all of these roles I’m involved in the […]

Faces of Peninsula Health: Q&A with Janine Davies

Name: Janine Davies  Job: Director of Mental Health Nursing Q: What do you do? A: I support, empower and provide professional guidance to approximately 250 nurses who work in Mental Heath Services throughout multiple sites. I ensure nurses deliver the highest standards of patient centred care every day. I love my job! Being in a […]