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Innovative paediatric therapy team finalists in HESTA Primary health Care Awards

Innovation in healthcare is almost a given when you consider the passion many health care professionals bring to their work. The HESTA Primary Health Care Awards aims to acknowledge the providers both at an individual and organisational level.

Amongst the 2017 finalists are a team led by an individual who has raised the benchmark when it comes to the treatment of children with complex disabilities. The Napa Centre provides holistic therapies to children with wide-ranging disabilities by providing bespoke programs that focus on the individual child’s needs.

Led by PhD candidate Clare MacFarlane the team of therapists at the centre work together as a team to identify a child’s specific needs or gaps in development.

MacFarlane is passionate about the work they do and says: “We don’t allow our kids to be restricted by a diagnosis and find the potential in each of our clients to achieve above and beyond what they thought possible.”

They achieve outcomes by working with the children intensively over a three-week period, several times a week with an objective to improve the quality of home life for the child and the family.

To hear Early Learning Review’s interview with Clare MacFarlane listen to the podcast.

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