Neroli Page, with her husband Roger have moved to Palm Island to work with SOS Health Services, and we are delighted to welcome her as our Practice Manager and permanent Physio on Palm Island.
Neroli comes to us with a strong background in Physiotherapy having worked in Aged Care and Disability roles, as well as in private physiotherapy practice, supervising students and managing allied health services.
The SOS Health Services Clinic is open every day, located at the Sandy Boyd building, and SOS Health Services also provide allied health to the hospital, aged care facility and through other health service providers on Palm Island.
People from the Palm Island community, if they have pain or injuries preventing them doing what they need to, whether that’s work or just daily living, can drop in at the SOS Health Clinic any time or simply catch Neroli for a yarn when she’s out and about around the community. She will also be leading some exercise and pilates classes and looking to journey with people to fitter, healthier, longer lives.
Since SOS Health was invited to establish a permanent clinic on Palm Island in 2014, we have provided over 500 Palm Islanders with more than 5,500 allied health treatments. Our fly in fly out Volunteer allied health professionals serving the Palm Island community has included: 32 Physios, 5 Podiatrists, 6 OT’s, 3 Speechies, and 10 other volunteers. We have also enjoyed participating in many community festivals, celebrations and becoming part of the tapestry of life on Palm Island through our permanent staff living and working on the island. We look forward to Neroli continuing this SOS Health Foundation investment in the community and people of Palm Island so that together we can help close the gap in indigenous health.