We welcomed a visit today from Queensland Deputy Premier and South Brisbane MP Jackie Trad at our head office in Woolloongabba.
The visit was an opportunity for Ms Trad to hear more about our organisation’s work in her electorate as well as throughout Queensland.
The Deputy Premier met with our new Chief Executive Officer Mark Townend, along with Board members and staff representatives.
Mr Townend said the visit was a chance to share more about Spinal Life’s specialist services and key projects to bring services closer to home in regional areas.
“It’s fantastic to make this connection with the Deputy Premier and we thank her for taking the time out of her busy schedule to visit our office,” he said.
“We have more than 1500 members and clients across Queensland, and have recently extended our services to Western Australia.
“We are focused on a range of key services and programs to support people with spinal cord damage to live accessible, equitable and empowered lives.
“With the completion of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) roll out in Queensland, it is certainly a busy time for our organisation.”
Ms Trad also joined our team for a morning tea as well as a demonstration of the virtual reality equipment used for a recent pain management research program for people with spinal cord damage.