PATCHES Update February 2017

PATCHES had a busy year in 2016 and we are heading into the new year with an expanding team and agency/service networks.


From May-December last year, PATCHES saw over 140 clients in the metro area resulting in over 90 diagnoses

As of late last year, PATCHES was asked to assess clients involved in the Royal Commission into Protection and Detention of children in the NT.  We have already made two successful visits with another likely in March

Pictured left:  Dr Petra Hartmann (Paediatrician), Dianne Raby (Speech Therapist) and Sophie (Clinical Services Manager) after a clinic at the Parkerville South West Therapeutic Family Services in Bunbury

Justice referrals have extended from Youth Justice to also seeing clients from Adult Community Corrections

2017 clinics have been scheduled – please go to our website calendar for these dates and clinic types

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Welcome to the following who have recently joined the PATCHES team:

Candy Cheung – a Provisional Psychologist, Candy began working end of last year and assists with Justice System & Child Protection referrals and reports

Dr Gavin Hutana (Paediatrician) – Gav will be involved with justice, some metro referrals and Hedland outreach clinics

Pictured above right:  The PATCHES team met some solid families at an outreach clinic in South Hedland in November 2016

Linda Bracken – Linda joins us as Clinical Services Manager – Kimberley and is based in Broome. Linda will be leading our therapy services, outreach clinics and business development in the Kimberley region

Katie Parker – Katie is a Psychologist (Provisional), based in Broome and will be assisting with PATCHES therapy services in the Kimberley region

Dr Stephanie Greeff (Paediatrician) – Stephanie has just relocated to Perth from Melbourne and will mostly be at our Robin Winkler, Autism Association of WA clinics and possibly some outreach

Jasmine Taylor – Jasmine (Provisional Psychologist) is also assisting with Justice System & Child Protection referrals and reports


Pictured left:  Dr Stephanie Greeff (Paediatrician) with her new PATCHES shirt is welcomed to the team by Sophie (Clinical Services Manager)