Our Collaborators

Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services
 

nindilingarri-bothNindilingarri is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, established in 1995 and based in Fitzroy Crossing. In line with outcomes from local community consultation, Nindilingarri provides a holistic, culturally appropriate service that recognises the impact of Aboriginal Law, Culture, Spirit and Land issues on the health of the Community, with a focus on disease prevention and health promotion. Nindilingarri works with the existing, State run, hospital service to avoid duplication of services and improve the quality of services for local people.


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.


Government of Western Australia – Western Australian Country Health Service

WACHS-logoThe 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.


Marninwarntikura and Baya Gawiy

Marninwarntikura-logoMarninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre is an Aboriginal Community Controlled resource centre for women, families and the community. The centre is a strong and powerful advocate for the rights and dreams of the women from the valley’s four main language groups. It is a multilayered internationally recognised organisation. It includes social enterprise initiatives, art therapy, mentoring, child care, housing support, community gardening, legal advice, and political advocacy.

Marninwarntikura is responsible for the ‘Baya Gawiy Buga yani Jandu yani u Early Childhood Learning Centre’, located adjacent to Fitzroy Valley District High School. Baya Gawiy is an important community resource and the site of the Marulu School Clinics in Fitzroy Crossing.


Telethon Institute for Child Health Research

Telethon Kids Institute logo 200The Telethon Institute for Child Health Research hass a vision to improve the health and wellbeing of children through excellence in research. As Western Australia’s leading child health research Institute, Telethon Kids focuses on research translation and discovery. They provide institutional support for the Marulu School Clinics.


CSIRO

csiroCSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia’s national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. CSIRO is proposing to partner with government, industry and the communities to bring high-quality broadband based on NGARA to three Kimberley communities within two years, and provide tele-health and remote education services where they are most needed. High-speed internet services will initially target schools, local hospitals, community health centres and GP practices, and then be expanded to the wider community for personal use and for commercial, public health and education activities. Patches Paediatrics has partnered with CSIRO to implement this innovative tele-health initiative, bringing state of the art technology to kids in remote communites.


Marulu Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Leadership Team
marulu-logoThe Marulu School Clinics form a crucial aspect of the Marulu FASD strategy, in that they build local clinical capacity for implementing sustainable FASD diagnostic and therapeutic programs. The Marulu FASD strategy is a community-led initiative whose goal is to ‘Make FASD history’ in the Fitzroy Valley communities, through Prevention, Diagnosis and Support. The Strategy was established in 2008 by local organisations Nindilingarri Cultural Health Services, Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women’s Resource Centre, the WA Country Health Service, Kimberley Education Regional Office, the Department for Child Protection and the Fitzroy Valley Police. The Strategy Leadership Team includes key institutional collaborators The George Institute for Global Health and The University of Sydney who delivered The Lililwan Project, a landmark study of FASD prevalence in the Fitzroy Valley, and who continue to raise the profile and impact of the Marulu Strategy through an enduring commitment to the Fitzroy Valley communities.

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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