MORE ABOUT POST POLIO NETWORK of WA Inc (PPNWA)

MISSION STATEMENT

The Post Polio Network of WA Inc is a self help group of Polio survivors formed to improve the ability of members to function as independently and with as few problems as possible as they reach a mature age.  This is achieved by provision of information on polio's late effects to both survivors and health professionals; a free preliminary assessment clinic and local research.

MANAGEMENT

PPNWA is a properly constituted charitable organisation run by an annually elected Management Committee.
The Office and Clinic are open from 9am-5pm weekdays.  Appointments required for clinic visits.  No charge is made for appointments but donations welcome.  Any donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.  No Government assistance is currently available to PPNWA and all funding must be raised by fund-raising donations. Meetings, social or public with guest speaker, are arranged as required by membership.  Country town clinics are undertaken and available on request to the Clinic Nurse (Tessa).

 

Members of the Post Polio Network Committee

PRESIDENT

Dr John Niblett FRACR

VICE-PRESIDENT 

Brenda Lake PT

TREASURER

Denny Beigel

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

John Beattie, Jenny Jones, June Carr, Ross O'Neil

CEO/CLINIC NURSE

Tessa Jupp RN

The committee meets at 3 pm on the 3rd Thursday of the month (except December and January)
 

CLINIC

The WA Polio Clinic is an in-house initiative of the Post Polio Network of WA.  Polio people can access the clinic by appointment or phone consults.   Each person visiting the clinic receives individualised assessment and referral where appropriate.  Everyone is asked to complete the Polio Australasia Questionnaire.  This provides statistical information as well as the basis for clinical assessment and advice. The clinic undertakes research as part of its clinical activities. Recent research includes Carnitine Insufficiency in Post Polio (including children and grandchildren of Post Polios), Alternatives to Contra-indicated Prescribed Medications (eg cholesterol reducing drugs) and alleviation of Muscle and Joint Pain (Magnesium, Boron, Gelatine, B12, etc).
 
 
 

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