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Today a #smokingceremony was held at Peter Mac to cleanse our possum skin cloak after one year of use by #Aboriginal and #TorresStraitIslander patients.
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Smoking Ceremonies have been performed for thousands of years to cleanse places and people of bad spirits and to promote the wellbeing of indigenous people and guests on country.
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Cloaks encourage healing and wellbeing by connecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to their cultural practices, identity and spiritual healing.
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Thanks to Aunty Zeta Thomson, with support from her daughter Simone, who performed today's smoking ceremony.
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Aunty Pam Pedersen and Leah Lindrea were also involved in the ceremony, both of whom were part of the group of women who made the cloak.
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Aunty Pam today also added her hand print on cloak.
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Peter Mac acknowledges and pays respect to the #Wurundjeri People, the traditional owners of the land on which this hospital stands.
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We thank the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women Survivors of Breast Cancer and other cancers who created this beautiful healing cloak.
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#possumskincloak #indigenousartists #indigenouswomen #aboriginalwomen #smokingceremony #melbourne #australia #petermac #healing
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Today a #smokingceremony was held at Peter Mac to cleanse our possum skin cloak after one year of use by #aboriginal and #torresstraitislander patients. . Smoking Ceremonies have been performed for thousands of years to cleanse places and people of b

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Today is #CrazySocks4Docs Day. A day to speak about the mental health of healthcare workers across the world.
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Our Chief Medical Officer David Speakman, Chief Nursing Officer Jac Mathieson and Director of Prevention and Wellbeing Geri McDonald were out across Peter Mac handing out socks and puppy pats to all our amazing staff to encourage everyone to have a conversation about mental health.
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If you're struggling with mental health and need someone to talk to you can contact Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline 13 11 14.
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Big thanks to @happysocksau_nz for supporting this important initiative.
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#petermac #socks #doctors #doctor #mentalhealth
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Today is #crazysocks4docs Day. A day to speak about the mental health of healthcare workers across the world. . Our Chief Medical Officer David Speakman, Chief Nursing Officer Jac Mathieson and Director of Prevention and Wellbeing Geri McDonald were

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Last night Peter Mac's #nursing teams were out in force at the 2020 Graduate Nurse Program Information Evening.
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There were 124 undergraduate nurses who attended and they were taken on tours of Peter Mac and given an introduction to oncology nursing and what they can expect if they decide to undertake their grad year with us.
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Our nursing teams got very creative with their booth designs too, take a look.
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️CLICK LINK IN BIO FOR MORE INFO ON OUR GRAD NURSING PROGRAM FOR 2020️
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#patientcare #petermac #nursing #nurse #gradnurse #oncologynurse #oncology #oncologynurses #nurses #nursesrock
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Last night Peter Mac's #nursing teams were out in force at the 2020 Graduate Nurse Program Information Evening. . There were 124 undergraduate nurses who attended and they were taken on tours of Peter Mac and given an introduction to oncology nursin

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Today is @unenvironment #WorldEnvironmentDay.
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Peter Mac's Environmental Sustainability Committee organised a seminar and stalls with useful information about recycling and sustainability for our staff and patients.
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Big thanks to the inspiring speakers and stall holders including @ceresbrunswick @anmfvic Envision, @doctorsfortheenvironment @sustainabilityvictoria and Healthy Futures.
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Find out more: https://www.worldenvironmentday.global
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#beatairpollution #environment #environmentalsustainability #recycling #globalwarming #pollution
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Today is @unenvironment #worldenvironmentday . . Peter Mac's Environmental Sustainability Committee organised a seminar and stalls with useful information about recycling and sustainability for our staff and patients. . Big thanks to the inspiring spe

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Throughout May, One and Many: The Sewing Project, involved more than 100 patients, volunteers and staff.
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The group met to sew a banner made from donated head scarves from people who have had cancer.
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The banner celebrates their lives, their unique journeys and the diversity of their experiences with #cancer.
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It will be exhibited in the garden at Peter Mac's Wellbeing Centre on level 1.
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A special thanks to everyone who joined the artist, Sally Richmond (first picture), in sewing at the Wellbeing Centre and to everyone who donated head scarfs for the project which is part of @rmituniversity MAPS program.
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#art #publicart #artist #headscarf #headscarfs #cancercare #wellbeing #healing #scarf #scarves
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Throughout May, One and Many: The Sewing Project, involved more than 100 patients, volunteers and staff. . The group met to sew a banner made from donated head scarves from people who have had cancer. . The banner celebrates their lives, their unique

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Peter Mac is thrilled to acknowledge some of our amazing staff who were nominated by their peers for exceptional patient care and part of Patient Experience Week.
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Join us in congratulating all the awardees (not all pictured) who go above and beyond for our patients every day.
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#petermac #awards #patientcare #patients
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Peter Mac is thrilled to acknowledge some of our amazing staff who were nominated by their peers for exceptional patient care and part of Patient Experience Week. . Join us in congratulating all the awardees (not all pictured) who go above and beyond

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Today is World No Tobacco Day.
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This annual @who campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness about the harmful and deadly effects of #tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure.
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Tobacco smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, responsible for over two thirds of lung cancer deaths globally.
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Peter Mac has a specialist smoking cessation nurse to help patients quit and they can be referred by any member of their treating team.
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You can also get help from Quit: https://www.quit.org.au
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#WorldNoTobaccoDay
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Today is World No Tobacco Day. . This annual @who campaign is an opportunity to raise awareness about the harmful and deadly effects of #tobacco use and second-hand smoke exposure. . Tobacco smoking is the primary cause of lung cancer, responsible fo

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Peter Mac was delighted to host the launch of #CrazySocks4Docs this morning with a panel discussion.
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The day (Friday June 7) is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world!
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No matter who you are, anyone can get involved by taking a pic of your crazy socks next Friday and sharing on social media with the hashtag above. .
Big thanks to Victorian Health Minister @jennymikakosmp  and @happysocksau_nz for supporting this important initiative.
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@ambulancevic @crazysocks4docs .
#mentalhealth #doctors #health #socks
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Peter Mac was delighted to host the launch of #crazysocks4docs this morning with a panel discussion. . The day (Friday June 7) is all about raising awareness of the mental health of all doctors and health practitioners around the world! . No matter w

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Excited to have our new #flags alongside our beautiful possum skin cloak, a symbol of cultural safety for our #Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients.
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#petermac #possumskincloak #possum
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Excited to have our new #flags alongside our beautiful possum skin cloak, a symbol of cultural safety for our #aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients. . . . #petermac #possumskincloak #possum

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Another wonderful performance in our amphitheatre by the incredible music therapy department today.
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#music #musictherapy #petermac #singing #guitar #song
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Another wonderful performance in our amphitheatre by the incredible music therapy department today. . #music #musictherapy #petermac #singing #guitar #song

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Fantastic recognition for volunteers at this years Minister for Health awards. 
Congratulations to:

Renae Thorson, Barry Hay and the team behind this volunteer initiative, which is about making radiation therapy less intimidating for young patients. .
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Alan White for his instrumental work to help establish the Navigate trial and achieve NHMRC funding. Helping men with low-risk prostate cancer to navigate their care.
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Fantastic recognition for volunteers at this years Minister for Health awards. Congratulations to: Renae Thorson, Barry Hay and the team behind this volunteer initiative, which is about making radiation therapy less intimidating for young patients.

During May 2019, volunteers, patients and staff are invited to join the “One and Many” sewing project. .
From 1 - 31 May in the Wellbeing Centre, the team will sew together donated head scarfs to produce a large banner. .
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The project, led by artist Sally Richmond, is seeking used but clean head scarf DONATIONS.
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Head scarfs can be dropped off at the Wellbeing centre, Level 1, Peter Mac Melbourne.
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No sewing experience or bookings needed to join. .
For more information contact 
sallyrichmond@hotmail.com
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During May 2019, volunteers, patients and staff are invited to join the “One and Many” sewing project. . From 1 - 31 May in the Wellbeing Centre, the team will sew together donated head scarfs to produce a large banner. . . The project, led by artist

Celebrating International Nurses Day! 
This year nurses at Peter Mac are focusing on self-care and positive mental health, so that we are in the best place to care for our patients and their families.

We know that events inside and outside of work can impact your window of tolerance and the way you respond to situations. Ensuring you are aware of your own warning signs, so you can put your self-care strategies in to place, is key. 
Nurses have a number of risk factors in their workplace, but here at Peter Mac we are working hard to ensure staff have access to a number of protective factors to keep themselves well. 
To all the nurses at Peter Mac – Thank you!

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#nurse #career #internationalnursesday #thankyou  #selfcare
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Celebrating International Nurses Day! This year nurses at Peter Mac are focusing on self-care and positive mental health, so that we are in the best place to care for our patients and their families. We know that events inside and outside of work c

To celebrate International Nurses Day this Sunday 12 May, Peter Mac held a Nursing Grand Round with presentations from Linda Clark and Mei Krishnasamy. 
Linda Clark provided a historical overview of her 35 years in nursing and the advancements in practice and culture. 
Mei Krishnasamy announced an exciting new initiative, namely the Academic Nursing Unit. A collaboration between Peter Mac and the University of Melbourne.

Peter Mac Chief Nursing Officer Jac Mathieson also announced 5 Professional Development Scholarships. 
Congratulations to Jessica Dodd, Hannah Kane, Kate Bayliss, Nyree Bennett and Christian Areola!
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To celebrate International Nurses Day this Sunday 12 May, Peter Mac held a Nursing Grand Round with presentations from Linda Clark and Mei Krishnasamy. Linda Clark provided a historical overview of her 35 years in nursing and the advancements in pra

Victoria’s Special Minister of State, and Minister for Priority Precincts, Gavin Jennings visited Peter Mac this week to talk #immunotherapy. On the lab tour he spoke with Deborah Meyran, whose research includes developing #cartcelltherapy for children. #cancerresearch
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Victoria’s Special Minister of State, and Minister for Priority Precincts, Gavin Jennings visited Peter Mac this week to talk #immunotherapy . On the lab tour he spoke with Deborah Meyran, whose research includes developing #cartcelltherapy for childr

Peter Mac is incredibly lucky to have a beautiful new permanent #artwork in our Reflection Space donated by artist Kevin Todd through the federal government's Cultural Gifts Program.
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The Reflection Space is open daily and is a place for patients, carers and staff to take some time out of their day to sit and relax.
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We hope everyone enjoys the bespoke new art and thank Kevin for his generosity (he also donated a number of large pieces a few years ago which are on display on level 7).
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Watch as we follow the installation of this amazing new piece.
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CLICK LINK IN BIO TO WATCH AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTIST. .
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#art #artist #art #painting #sculpture #3dartist #artwork #artistsofinstagram #worksofart #artsy #videooftheday #vidoftheday #artinaction #timelapse #timelapseart
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Peter Mac is incredibly lucky to have a beautiful new permanent #artwork in our Reflection Space donated by artist Kevin Todd through the federal government's Cultural Gifts Program. . The Reflection Space is open daily and is a place for patients, c

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Some of the latest designs from our amazing Radiation Therapy Mask Painting Team for some of our young patients.
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#minions #petermac #radiationtherapy #radiationtherapist #radiotherapy #cancer #cancertreatment #cancercare
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Some of the latest designs from our amazing Radiation Therapy Mask Painting Team for some of our young patients. . . . #minions #petermac #radiationtherapy #radiationtherapist #radiotherapy #cancer #cancertreatment #cancercare

Peter Mac’s incredibly talented music therapist Stephan Skov (right) organised a lunch time concert in our amphitheatre today.
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He invited a passerby down for an impromptu jam, performing this lovely rendition of I’ll Fly Away.
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#music #musictherapy #musictherapist #petermac #concert #melbourne #guitar #singing #singers
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Peter Mac’s incredibly talented music therapist Stephan Skov (right) organised a lunch time concert in our amphitheatre today. . He invited a passerby down for an impromptu jam, performing this lovely rendition of I’ll Fly Away. . . #music #musicther

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