Escaping the cold in Melbourne is a great reason to head up north. Last weekend Nikki Capp, SOS Board Director, and I did just that. And although the warmth was appreciated, the Palm Island Spring Festival provided an excellent opportunity to talk to local community members to get their views on available health services and the introduction of our SOS Health Foundation Physiotherapy Practice.
Anecdotally our physio volunteers are already having a positive impact in the health of the Palm Island community. The information we gathered on this trip combined with other statistical data is assisting us in establishing baseline metrics to more effectively measure health improvements and future impact.
It was not all ‘hard work’: connecting with the kids (and adults) in this relaxed atmosphere was a delight.
Lynda Cunningham – Manager