Celebrating Our Women

Today, we’re recognising a day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world, and in particular within Peninsula Health.
We had the opportunity to speak with Peninsula Health Orthopaedic Surgeon and Director of Training Dr Amy Touzell, who’s actively pioneering for an equal workplace for women, especially mothers returning to work.
When returning to work as a first-year consultant with a four-month-old baby, Dr Touzell was able to utilise the breast-feeding facilities at Frankston Hospital, something of which she’s encouraging to be common practice within the healthcare industry.
“Returning to work after a period of time off is difficult for anyone, regardless of gender; having a safe and quiet place to either express breast milk or feed a baby can be helpful for building confidence when transitioning back to the workforce,” she says.
Wearing many hats, Dr Touzell is also a Junior Doctor Welfare Officer and Master of Surgery Candidate who enjoys teaching and training the next generation of surgeons, in order to make hospitals safe and inclusive, for both medical staff and patients. #internationalwomensday