Phillip Island Health News

Here at Phillip island Health we are very busy. So busy that Dr Carol is no longer taking new patients. Mel is working Monday, Wednesday and Friday and still has some spots for new patients which can be booked online. Dr Carol is working Tuesday and Thursday and her current patients can continue to bookContinue reading “Phillip Island Health News”

Snake bite first aid

As things are getting warmer our Island Facebook pages are flooded with photos of snakes seen on our local trails and walks, so I thought this was a good time to discuss snake bites and what to do if you or a friend is bitten. Firstly nearly all snakes are shy, they do not wantContinue reading “Snake bite first aid”

Stress and the Autonomic nervous system

This week’s blog is about stress and the autonomic nervous system and is based upon part of the book I am currently writing – How to Heal. We are all hardwired with a two-part autonomic nervous system. Autonomic means that part of the nervous system that is not consciously directed and that is responsible for bodilyContinue reading “Stress and the Autonomic nervous system”

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”

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”