Hedland therapy service in awards mix

Robert DoughertyNorth West Telegraph
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A therapy service in Hedland has been nominated for the annual WA Regional Achievement and Community Awards.

Regional Development Minister Alannah MacTiernan presented the award nomination to South Hedland’s PATCHES Paediatrics at a function in Perth on October 19.

National manager Chris Briody said to receive recognition for more than 40 diagnostic assessments and more than 800 hours of therapy every month was a great experience.

“It was a great celebration for not only our team who strive hard to deliver high-quality diagnostics and therapy services in the hard to reach places, but also the other organisations across regional WA,” he said.

Mr Brody said Hedland was a land of opportunity for businesses and groups, to follow PATCHES focus on training parents, carers and educators.

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“Hedland has opportunity, there is so much that happens in this small town more than just mining,’ he said.

“I see firsthand on a daily basis the impact allied health clinicians can have on individuals and their families with disabilities in improving outcome measures to reduce functional impairment, increase functional independence and thus are life changing.”

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