Mandy has cared for children all of her professional life, first as a Paediatric Nurse and Midwife at the Royal Children’s Hospital and Ballarat Base Hospital, and then as a School Nurse at Ballarat Grammar. For the past 4 years she has practised as an Allergy Nurse after completing her Professional Certificate in Allergy Nursing through the University of South Australia.
Born and raised in Ballarat, Mandy and her husband Nick have three lovely daughters – two of which have flown the coop, and a 10 year old they are holding on to!
Lauren has worked as a Paediatric Nurse for over 15 years on the children’s ward at Grampians Health Ballarat. Seeing an increase in children presenting with allergies she completed the Professional Certificate in Allergy Nursing through the University of South Australia and has been working in allergy at Paediatrics Ballarat since early 2022. Lauren also works for the City of Ballarat as an immunisation nurse in the secondary school program.
When Lauren is not working, she is sewing, reading, spending time with her adult son or planning her next holiday.