Community well-being high on Shire agenda

Published on Monday, 7 October 2019 at 3:30:13 PM

The Shire of Coolgardie has once again demonstrated its commitment to the wellbeing of residents and the wider community.

The Shire has formally signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Addlife Physiotherapy, marking the beginning of a wider holistic community health plan, with the MOU complimenting the existing St John Country Primary Health Care Model. As part of the agreement, Addlife will be establishing a physiotherapy business within the Kambalda Community Recreation Facility that will be available to both Kambalda and Coolgardie community members.

The MOU contributes to a broader plan to achieve several deliverables as part of the St John Model - the retention of healthy communities, coordinated care for Aboriginal Australians and people with long term health conditions. Ultimately, the delivery of a coordinated, integrated health care system – ‘helping people get the right care at the right time in the right place’ is the Shire’s goal.

The Addlife MOU signing acknowledges that wellbeing is priority for the Shire and is a significant step in addressing health issues within the Goldfields region. With preventable hospitalisation rates 1.6 times higher in the Goldfields than nationally, it is critical that local health and wellbeing needs are met.

Addlife Physiotherapy is a Kalgoorlie-based business committed to providing high quality physiotherapy services and promoting health, wellbeing and disease prevention to all patients. A health care leader, their mission is to provide the highest standard of patient care, with a holistic approach to the management, and diagnosis, of illness and injury. Addlife will utilise their new space in the Kambalda Community Recreations Facility to host client appointments and deliver other physiotherapy services dependent upon the needs of the Shire of Coolgardie community.

 “Through signing this MOU, we hope to make physiotherapy, and health care more broadly, accessible to the community. Discussions with other health service providers are still underway and this is just the first step in implementing the St John Model. We’re excited to see the positive outcomes that this partnership will bring to individuals, families and the regional community as a whole,” says Shire President, Malcolm Cullen.

James Trail and Yogi Koduru

Shire of Coolgardie CEO, James Trail and Addlife Physiotherapy Senior Physiotherapist Yogi Koduru

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