Emily Hetherington is heading to Mt Isa to continue her speech therapy career at the BUSHkids centre.
Emily Hetherington is heading to Mt Isa to continue her speech therapy career at the BUSHkids centre. Georja Ryan

Speech therapist is moving on to new home in Mt Isa

SHE'S been a bubbly face around the Rose City for some time now, but speech therapist Emily Hetherington is packing her bags, bound for Mt Isa.

After completing university in Brisbane in 2011, Miss Hetherington came back to her home town to work as the sole speech therapist at BUSHkids.

A year later, she's ready for another new adventure.

"I always wanted to do something different after uni but I ended up back in Warwick, so this will be good," she said.

Miss Hetherington said she was keen to get involved with the community up north.

"I am looking forward to the social aspect of it too; there are a lot of young people there and it is a fairly transient population so everyone's out to make friends," she said.

In her third year of university, Miss Hetherington did her practical training in the Mt Isa office, so she is familiar with what she's heading into.

"They have a smaller waiting list there and they also have a purpose-built centre, which will be really good."

She said the confidence she had gained over the past year would help her mould into her new surroundings.

Her replacement, new speech therapist Alison Dowdle, will start work tomorrow.



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