Podiatrist, Cecilia Brennan, recently spent a week volunteering with the SOS Health Foundation at Palm Island. Palm Island has a population of approximately 2000 people with a large percentage of indigenous people. The contemporary Aboriginal name for Palm Islanders is ‘Bwgcolman people’ which means ‘many tribes – one people’. Many of today’s community members are descendants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people forcibly removed to Palm Island from throughout Queensland.
Cecilia gave her podiatry expertise to the locals with the aim to improve the health and wellbeing of Australia’s disadvantaged. The SOS Health Foundation connects Allied Health Professionals with these opportunities.
Read Cecilia’s account of the week spent on Palm Island. (Your Podiatry Canberra: http://yourpodiatrycanberra.com.au/volunteer-podiatry-services-palm-island-residents/)