Phillip Island Health news

The big news for Phillip Island health is that Dr Carol will be leaving in August. She has bought a raspberry farm with her family in the Otways. She is very excited about this as it has been her dream to own a berry farm. She will be leaving in mid August. Of course, theContinue reading “Phillip Island Health news”

Advanced Care Directives

This topic seems to be a taboo subject for everyone and I have no idea why. I’ll explain my viewpoint.I believe that no-one wants to be the person to make final decisions on the medical treatment of the ones we love. Having worked with a number of families in this situation, I have come toContinue reading “Advanced Care Directives”

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”

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?”

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”