Heidi Long awarded Allied Health 2019 Occupational Therapist of the Year

Heidi Long Awarded Australian Allied Health 2019 Occupational Therapist of the year in Melbourne

Heidi Long  2019 Occupational Therapist of the Year

We are very excited to announce that Heidi Long, Founder and Managing Director of National Occupational Therapy has been awarded Occupational Therapist of the Year at the 2019 Australian Allied Health Awards.

Heidi is a dynamic leader and a visionary within her field of occupational therapy.  She has over 20 years of experience and a strong passion for improving access to healthcare for people with disabilities. "We have a team of highly skilled occupational therapists who provide mobile services to clients of all ages and abilities. They practice in locations throughout Australia.  We are privileged to work with clients towards achieving their life and independence goals. We are humbled to share their joy of success and independence. This award is recognition for the advances we have made in delivering evidence-based and client-centred services in the community sector".

Heidi has worked in the private sector and managed her own business for the past 13 years.  She works alongside major organisations including the Transport Accident Commission, WorkSafe and the National Disability Insurance Agency.  She currently employs over 120 staff. Her team of skilled and driven Occupational Therapists work in over 100 locations across Australia.

Quality client care is our unrelenting focus

"I sincerely thank the wonderful team at National Occupational Therapy who inspire and motivate me in my role. Their dedication, compassion and the quality of client care that they consistently provide is what we all strive for within the Allied Health industry.  Ultimately, this unrelenting focus has led to positive and meaningful outcomes for our clients. We have worked hard to become an OT employer of choice. National OT achieves this by delivering unparalleled levels of support, training and supervision to our valued staff. We have built resources to enable clinicians to develop, consolidate and diversify their skills across clinical and leadership roles.  We are extremely proud to offer these OT career pathway opportunities, which have not always existed outside of the public system.”

Heidi went on to say, "We offer in-home or community-based services which have enabled our occupational therapy services to become more accessible for our clients, who are supported under the NDIS.  It is a privilege to work with these clients over a long period of time and to support them in their journey.”

Congratulations to Heidi on achieving this recognition for her unwavering passion and dedication as an Occupational Therapist.