Since 2007, Beth Langille has been working internationally through the group Global Health Source. GHS is a group that connects physiotherapy clinics in New Zealand and Australia with international health workers for temporary work positions, often referred to as locums. Through her connection with GHS, Beth has been able to work on four locums, and was keen to contribute to health facilities in regional and remote areas of Australia and New Zealand. While locums are often meant to be a year or longer, Beth’s vast experience impressed employers so much they were willing to accept her anywhere from 8 to 2 months in length. Global Health Source quickly recognized Beth’s considerable and varied experience and welcomed the opportunity to be able to present a candidate of such high caliber to their client base. Beth has been noted as being modest about her extensive skill set and experience. She is very generous in contributing all she can to developing departments and mentoring less experienced physiotherapists. In addition to her work with international physiotherapy clinics, Beth has given of her time in helping develop several Physiotherapy Assistant programs during her locums. When moving to Australia and New Zealand’s regional areas, she brought with her a lifetime of wisdom and many special physiotherapeutic and management skills.
In addition to these locums, Beth has shown her generosity and commitment to International Health by freely giving her vacation time to help out at St. Jude’s Hospital in St. Lucia. She was instrumental in assisting with ideas for development and promotion of the physiotherapy department. She also contributed by donating items and raising funds.
Beth is known as a person who inspires a passion for international health in countless physiotherapists. She hopes to soon return to her volunteering duties in Haiti. We encourage her on her next international venture.