Stage 3 lockdown

This week sees a tightening of restrictions in regional Victoria and therefore some changes to the way we are delivering health care at Phillip Island Health. We will still be open to see patients face to face if needed but prefer to see patients via telehealth whenever possible. We can once again see new patientsContinue reading “Stage 3 lockdown”

Mel’s Wellness Program

As I sit here trying to write this week’s blog (apparently it’s my turn) I wonder how a person who dislikes writing is partnered with someone who loves writing and who thought creating a weekly blog was a good idea! I find writing difficult and am usually better at explaining things in person but IContinue reading “Mel’s Wellness Program”

Mental health is important

This week I thought I’d write about mental health as many people have been negatively impacted by the pandemic. Many of us are feeling flat and lacking motivation and some people who already have depression or anxiety are experiencing worsening of their symptoms. This is not surprising as we are all under increased stress withContinue reading “Mental health is important”

What exactly is a Nurse Practitioner?

With our island settling down after the school holidays, our kids are going back to school and the days are getting longer again. I have been asked by a number of people if I could re-explain the role of a Nurse Practitioner. This is an understandable request as we are a very new profession inContinue reading “What exactly is a Nurse Practitioner?”

Phillip Island Health

The weather has just been glorious the last few days; it’s so nice to enjoy a walk on the beach or to look for whales from our many vantage points around the island. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place. At Phillip Island Health we have been seeing patients for nearlyContinue reading “Phillip Island Health”

What is laser acupuncture?

Dr Carol Head has been using laser acupuncture in her medical practice for a while now and it treats a wide range of conditions. Here she explains what it is all about. Laser acupuncture is a form of acupuncture where I use a laser pen rather than needles. The laser has similar benefits to traditionalContinue reading “What is laser acupuncture?”

Meet Melanie Rose

Hi, I’m Mel. I originally emigrated from South Africa with my family 25 years ago. I started working in hospital wards from the age of 18. So, I have been working in the industry on and off over the last 30 years. Phillip Island has been my home this last decade. I have three childrenContinue reading “Meet Melanie Rose”