Extended Cockburn facilities officially opened to support more people living with disability in the South Metro region.
Her Excellency, the honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia officially opened stage two of our site in Cockburn this week. We’re so excited that people in this region will now have access to world-class services on their doorstep.
Photo above (left to right): Rocky Bay Chairman Graham McHarrie, Dr. Patricia Kailis, Her Excellency the honourable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia, Elizabeth Perron of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation, Rob Gray and Frank Crawley, current and former members of The Rocky Bay Foundation.
The Minister for Environment and Disability Services, the Honourable Stephen Dawson, MLC attended as well as representatives from City of Cockburn, Lotterywest, NDIA, Department of Communities, WA NDIS and many long-term supporters of Rocky Bay.
We first opened our Cockburn site in 2011 thanks to Lotterywest and named the building the Patricia Kailis Centre after a long-term supporter and former board member of Rocky Bay. Stage one enabled us to provide children, youth and adult therapy services, employment services, customised wheelchair, seating and advanced technology solutions.
Our success in rehabilitation coupled with our vision to support more people to live independent lives through advanced technology solutions, has led to the development of stage two, made possible thanks to the generosity of the Stan Perron Charitable Foundation and The Rocky Bay Foundation.
The extended facility includes an ‘Aware House’ demonstration room which will increase the use of advanced technology, a Rehabilitation Centre to allow people in the South West access to the latest therapy techniques and a dedicated Children’s Therapy Playzone to give as many children as possible the best start in life.
Rocky Bay Chief Executive Officer, Michael Tait said “Our vision is to ensure that local people have access to the best possible services in their own community. I’m delighted that this second phase of the Patricia Kailis Centre is opening today to bring together the benefits of local service delivery with world-class therapy and technology, to improve the quality of life for people living with disability.”
Minister Stephen Dawson commended Rocky Bay, saying, “Congratulations on designing this wonderful state-of-the art facility that will meet the needs of West Australian’s living with disability for many years to come.”
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