Re-imagining health and learning outcomes: Royal Far West announced as 1 of 12 global finalists for the Macquarie 50th anniversary award!

Royal Far West has been announced as a global finalist for a $10m Macquarie 50th Anniversary Award to transform health services for country kids. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Macquarie, $50m will be awarded to five non-profit organisations ($10m each) over five years to fund projects globally that will have a lasting community benefit. The…

Family study – Andrew’s story

Working with Royal Far West has had a wonderfully positive impact on nine-year-old Andrew*, who lives with his father Peter and brothers in country NSW. Referred to Royal Far West by his paediatrician for a multidisciplinary assessment due to possible Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD), Andrew had a significant language delay, learning difficulties and fine and…

Making our Invisible Kids Visible

In Australia today, 100,000 “invisible” children are struggling with their physical, social, emotional health and wellbeing and language and communication skills (classified as developmentally vulnerable) who can’t access services to support their needs. These children are more likely to have poorer educational attainment, higher rates of chronic disease and mental health, and greater tendency towards…

Corporate Partners Cook up Warm Welcomes

Every week we welcome around 25 families from across rural NSW, for whom travelling to the city for specialist help and staying with us for a week or so at a time can be both exciting and daunting. One of the first steps in our wrap-around approach to care is helping families settle in to…

No distance too far for Country Kids

National Recognition in the Federal Budget Royal Far West and Charles Sturt University recently welcomed an announcement by the Federal Government of funding for the roll out of a Telecare health service for country kids. A Budget commitment was announced that $19.7 million in funding would be provided to deliver Project Catalyst, which was initiated…