Country kids need equal care

We work closely with families, schools, allied health professionals and local communities to connect rural and remote Australian children with the healthcare they need in whichever way it is best delivered and based on what the family wants to achieve.

Every child is different, and so are their needs. Most children begin their Royal Far West journey with a comprehensive screening and assessment. Their experiences from that point will differ depending on the best available solution to their health and wellbeing challenges; from connecting with local services, to remote Telecare services, and the specialist intensive programs available at our centre in Manly.

Our relationships with the families we support don’t end there. We offer ongoing intervention and support via Telecare, return visits to Manly, and in some cases in-community services tailored to the needs of each child and their family.

To achieve the best outcomes possible for kids across rural and remote Australia, this care needs to be effective, timely, consistent and, above all, available to families in need, wherever they are. We work with leading specialist clinicians and educators to make that happen faster and more affordable than ever.

Paediatric Developmental Program

An intensive paediatric assessment, review and intervention model for children up to 12 years with complex developmental and behavioural issues. The program is delivered in Manly and is free to families who meet our specific eligibility criteria.

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Windmill Program

An early intervention therapy service for children with disabilities who are eligible for BetterStart, Helping Children with Autism or the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Delivered in Manly and via Telecare.

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Healthy Kids Bus Stop

A comprehensive health and development screening program to identify developmental issues in children 3-5 years in rural and remote communities and provide a pathway to care. This service is delivered in-community by the Ronald McDonald House Charities Care Mobile, in partnership with local health providers, pre-schools and schools.

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Telecare for Kids

Working with schools, parents and local clinicians across Australia via video link-ups, Telecare for Kids offers assessment, therapy and capacity-building covering speech, occupational therapy, and psychology.

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It takes a village

Find the right information and make the most of your opportunity to help Australia's children.

Info for teachers and schools

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Info for parents and carers

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Info for healthcare professionals

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