Allied Health in Outback Communities

Spin A Yarn (SAY) Program

Spin A Yarn (SAY) program is a Speech Pathology Undergraduate Program.

Access to Speech Pathology services has been a key issue for our primary schools within Broken Hill and the region. The Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health (BHUDRH) in collaboration with the regions primary schools, the University of Sydney and the Remote Cluster and the previously known Greater Western Area Health Service (GWAHS) had introduced the Spin A Yarn (SAY) Program. In 2009 the SAY program was developed to provide urban based Speech Pathology students with a rural and remote learning opportunity within our primary school settings. However, due to the overwhelming success of the program it was expanded to offer a broad range of services from various disciplines e.g. Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Dietetics, Orthoptics and Exercise Physiology. The SAY program is now known as the Allied Health in Outback Schools Program (K-6) and continues to address the unmet health needs of children within the region.

Allied Health in Outback Schools Program

The Allied Health in Outback Schools Program hosts health science student cohorts and provides a rewarding placement experience that seeks to impact on their place of practice post graduation, and also promotes rural and remote practice to those who participate.

Participating School partners;

Broken Hill North Public School
http://www.brokenhiln-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Burke Ward Public School
http://www.burkeward-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Broken Hill Public School
http://www.brokenhillpublicschool.com.au

Morgan Street Public School
http://www.morganst-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Railway Town Public School
http://www.railwaytow-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Alma Public School
http://www.alma-p.schools.nsw.edu.au

Sacred Heart Primary School
http://www.brokenhill.catholic.edu.au

Menindee Central School
http://www.menindee-c.schools.nsw.edu.au

Wilcannia Central School
http://www.wilcannia-c.schools.nsw.edu.au

Saint Therese's Community School
http://www.wilcannia.catholic.edu.au

Allied Health in Aged Care facilities

The Allied Health in Aged Care facilities.

Contact:

For more information regarding the Allied Health in Outback Communities Programs, please contact Claire Brunero - Speech Pathologist Academic, Ph: (08) 80801297

Email: Claire.Brunero@health.nsw.gov.au