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Happy New Year from PATCHES

By James • January 23rd, 2018
Happy New Year from PATCHES

2017 Recap Key milestones for PATCHES in 2017 Moved to new location in Nedlands WA-NDIS Registered Service Provider sites in the Kimberley, Pilbara and Perth Awarded national grant to up skill providers, increase FASD diagnostic clinical, develop local FASD models of care in Western Australia, the Norther Territory, South Australia, Victoria and Tasmania Whats new […]

PATCHES October Update

By James • November 6th, 2017
PATCHES October Update

PATCHES October Update It has been a busy few months at PATCHES. With clinics in the Perth metro area, Midland, Port Hedland, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Broome. PATCHES is continuing to expand, and are now offering therapy services in the Perth metro and hills areas. We are proud to announce that PATCHES was successful in being […]

PATCHES is now a Registered Service Provider for WA-NDIS

By James • July 20th, 2017
PATCHES is now a Registered Service Provider for WA-NDIS

PATCHES Publications

By James • June 2nd, 2017

See video of  the work PATCHES Director Dr James Fitzpatrick and the PATCHES clinical team are doing in Fitzroy Valley Here   Dr James Fitzpatrick and Associate Professor Carmela Pestell published an article for the Australian Doctor Magazine –  Australian Doctor Article

PATCHES Update May 2017

By James • May 11th, 2017
PATCHES Update May 2017

It has been another busy period for the PATCHES team, with over 80 clients assessed in multidisciplinary clinics between February and May.   Paediatrician-only clinics were also conducted in Broome (late February) and Derby in April. In March the PATCHES team undertook a further FASD clinic as part of the Royal Commission into the Protection and […]

PATCHES Update February 2017

By James • February 1st, 2017
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 […]

An intern’s perspective

By James • January 18th, 2017
An intern’s perspective

The PATCHES team is fortunate to work closely with The University of Western Australia and McCusker Centre for Citizenship to allow for students to gain practical experience in the research programs and fieldwork we undertake.  Nic Mattock, UWA Medicine student joined the PATCHES team on a 4-day outreach clinic in the Kimberley area in November […]

FASD assessments and the justice system

By James • January 10th, 2017

The PATCHES team are receiving an increasing number of referrals that are Justice system related which has resulted in forming positive networking relationships within the Department of Corrective Services; particularly the Department’s Community and Youth Justice division. The article, “Sentencing Offenders with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD): The Challenge of Effective Management” by Ian QC […]