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Allied health has new home in Wodonga

Kirinari has launched an office space in Wodonga, which will be the home of the organisation’s allied health services across regional Australia.

Kirinari Innovation and Development Manager Paul Vaccaro said the new service had been swamped with requests for services and had grown from just one occupational therapist to five, along with a speech pathologist, a physiotherapist and six allied health assistants.

“Kirinari is focused on being a regional provider of human services and has a great presence in Albury where our head office is located,” he said.

“We’re really excited that Wodonga will primarily be our allied health services.

“We are specialising primarily right now on assessments for NDIS participants and therapy for children and expanding into a diverse range of services, including plans for a private practice.” 

They are expecting to fill the office in Wodonga by March, with a full team of 15 or 16 staff, who will offer both office-based therapy and assessments as well as in-home and telehealth services.

“We’re very focused on servicing Albury Wodonga within that office, there are great people and lots of skills and knowledge,” Mr Vaccaro said.

Kirinari remains regionally focused, but has grown to offer services in every state except for Western Australia and the Northern Territory. 

“We felt there was a great ability for us to attract staff in the Albury Wodonga region,” he said of the choice to locate the organisation’s lead allied health service in the area. 

Mr Vaccaro also said they wanted the office to be very visible to show that Kirinari was more than just a disability provider.

The Elgin Boulevard location was very attractive and has become the perfect location.

“We’re here to help the community to solve many, many problems,” he said.

 He said Kirinari was a “one door entry to a broad range of support services”. 

“We don’t want to turn anyone away and we want to make sure regional communities get all the services they need.‘’

Kirinari Health is located at Shop 2/29 Elgin Boulevard, Wodonga.

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