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Stripes and spots and zigzags, oh my! Celebrating Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day 2024

There was an abundance of colour across Peninsula Health on Friday 7 June as our medical workforce don bright, colourful socks to recognise Crazy Socks 4 Docs Day.   Established by Peninsula Health cardiologist Dr Geoff Toogood, the #CrazySocks4Docs campaign aims to break down stigmas surrounding doctors and healthcare workers with poor mental health by …

Endometriosis Treatment – Q&A with Dr Stephanie Jackson

Do you have a question about endometriosis and what treatment options are available? Peninsula Health Obstetrics and Gynecology Consultant Dr Stephanie Jackson answers some common queries about ways to alleviate pain caused by endometriosis, including medical and multidisciplinary therapies, and surgical intervention. Q: What is a laparoscopy? A: A laparoscopy is a procedure where a …

Peninsula Health social workers win prestigious award for co-authorship of research publication

In 2023 Peninsula Health Senior Social Worker Louisa Whitwam, along with researchers from Monash University, authored an article which was published in the journal Australian Social Work. The article Clinician Perspectives of the Evidence Underpinning Suicide Risk Assessment: A mixed Methods Study was based on research conducted at Peninsula Health and has been awarded the prestigious Norm Smith …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer Nadine Mallah

Peninsula Health is thrilled to introduce our newest Aboriginal Hospital Liaison Officer (AHLO) Nadine Mallah. Nadine is a proud Birri Gubba woman from the Bindal Group (Nth QLD) residing on Bunurong / Boon Wurrung land and comes to Peninsula Health with an extensive background in communications, making her an ideal candidate for this position. “Working …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Mental Health graduate Arjun Udayakumar

Arjun Udayakumar joined Peninsula Health in September 2023 as a Registered Nurse Mental Health graduate. After completing his first rotation in the Psychiatric Assessment & Planning Unit (PAPU), Arjun is now on his second rotation at our adult mental health inpatient unit, 2 West, providing short-term, specialist mental health care in a safe, secure and …

How Georgia’s new clinical trial role is helping patients with genetic emphysema

Inherited from your parents, Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, also known as AATD emphysema, is a genetic condition that can cause chronic lung and liver disease. Early symptoms including shortness of breath, reduced ability to exercise and wheezing, appear between the ages 25 and 50, and management is key in slowing down the progress of the disease. …

Faces of Peninsula Health: Consumer Advisor and Volunteer Kris Bramston

Joining Peninsula Health 12 months ago following a suggestion from her daughter, Patient Companion Volunteer and Consumer Advisor, Kris Bramston has found a sense of purpose in spending time with patients at Golf Links Road Rehabilitation Centre. “Since retiring, I felt like it was just so hard to get out of bed, so I took …

Palliative Care Unit Launches Heartwarming Recipe Book to Enhance Patient Care

Yesterday, in celebration of Palliative Care Week, the exceptional team from the Palliative Care Unit at Golf Links Road hosted an afternoon tea, to express gratitude to all those who have generously supported the unit throughout the past year. Additionally, the team unveiled their latest initiative: the release of a staff fundraiser recipe book. The …

Peninsula Health’s At Home initiative transforms Inflammatory Bowel Disease care 

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) service is making a significant difference for local people by proactively managing IBD cases in the community through collaboration with services under Peninsula Health’s At Home initiative.  IBD is a collective umbrella term for Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease that can have a major impact on a person’s life and …

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