Our Collaborators

Rural Health West
Rural Health West is the leading workforce agency for health professionals looking to work in rural and remote Western Australia. They assist in recruitment and placement of health professionals, including supporting child health clinicians to provide outreach services, so that kids in rural and remote communities can access better services. Their collaboration with Patches Paediatrics has included funding the Patches website and mobile App development, and supporting clinical services to the Fitzroy Valley.Government of Western Australia – Western Australian Country Health ServiceThe WA Country Health Service (WACHS) has a strong network of public hospitals, health services and nursing posts located across rural and remote Western Australia. Their core business is the provision of quality, accessible health services to people from large regional centres to those in small remote communities. WACHS staff provide community nurses, child and school nurses, paediatricians and allied health services to the Fitzroy Valley communities and work in partnership with Patches Paediatrics to coordinate these services.

CAGES Foundation

CAGES_logoCAGES Foundation is a Private Ancillary Fund founded in 2009 by the Salteri family. The Trustees of CAGES Foundation have determined to support organisations working to provide access to health, education and wellbeing services to indigenous children in the first five years of their life. CAGES Foundation have funded a full-time staff member for three years to develop the Marulu School Clinic model. Their contribution has extended beyond funding, to include advice on project implementation, and guidance around developing a sustainable model of service delivery.

Russell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association WA support group

RussellFFADAbannerRussell Family Fetal Alcohol Disorders Association WA support group is coordinated by Craig and Louise Wilson. Long time foster carers working through the Australian Department of Child Protection meeting the special needs of children. We want to help others who navigate this journey called life with children that have disabilities!

RFFADA Website or Click for access to the RFFADA Public Access Resource Library and WA support group

Robin Winkler Clinic, University of Western Australia

RWCThe Neurodevelopmental Clinical Research Programme, with a special focus on Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is coordinated by the Robin Winkler Clinic Director, Associate Professor Carmela Pestell, in collaboration with PATCHES Paediatrics/Telethon Kids Institute (Director: Dr James Fitzpatrick – Paediatrician).The programme provides the basis for collaborative expertise to incorporate research, undergraduate and postgraduate research training, professional development/training for allied health and medical staff, as well as the translation of research into clinical practice and models for prevention, diagnosis and treatment. For more information on Robin Winkler Clinic visit their website here. For PATCHES clinic dates at Robin Winkler Clinic please see our Calendar



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