Organisational structure

PATCHES Paediatrics (ABN 52 160 126 447) is a private social enterprise. PATCHES as a legal entity is able to hold contracts with government agencies and provide clinical services. PATCHES employs clinicians to deliver multidisciplinary services as sub-contractors. PATCHES is physically located within Telethon Kids Institute in Perth, Western Australia. PATCHES has a remote administrative hub in Broome, based at Kimberley Aboriginal medical Services. The partnership with Telethon Kids Institute offers governance and Institutional support.

A Project Management Group provides high-level, strategic advice relating to joint activities between Telethon Kids Institute and PATCHES Paediatrics. This Group meets 3 to 4 times per calendar year to discuss current activity, and strategic forward planning.

Membership includes:

  1. Dr James Fitzpatrick – PATCHES Director; Telethon Kids Institute researcher
  2. Nick Wood – Telethon Kids Institute Chief Operating Officer

A Clinical and Research Advisory Group provides high level advice and guidance regarding clinical and research activities conducted within the Telethon Kids Institute / PATCHES Paediatrics partnership. This group meets 3 and 4 times per calendar year to discuss clinical and research processes. This group is a subgroup of the Telethon Kids Institute Early Years/Child Development and Disability Working Group; and is positioned within the Brain and Behaviour and Aboriginal Health Research Focus Areas.

Membership includes:

  1. Dr James Fitzpatrick – PATCHES Director; Telethon Kids Institute researcher
  2. Mr Glenn Pearson – Head of Aboriginal Research Development, Telethon Kids Institute
  3. A/Prof Catherine Elliott – Chair of Allied Health, WA Child and Adolescent Health Services

 

In addition to the Management and Advisory Groups, PATCHES receives organisational support from the following partner organisations:

Finance and Accounting: Ryan Financial Consulting, NSW

Payroll and Human Resource Management: Employment Innovations, NSW

Legal and Insurance: CKA Risk Solutions, WA