Medical Journal of Australia – InSight Newsletter: now is the time for majority clinician adoption of telehealth

Our own Professor Alexandra Martiniuk, University of Sydney, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Translating Research into Practice Fellow, recently made the case for increased telehealth adoption and wrote about this in the Medical Journal of Australia InSight publication. MJA InSight is Australia’s highest circulating medical e-newsletter and is trusted by the medical community…

RFW and The University of Sydney collaborate to build telehealth knowledge globally

Telehealth services hold so much promise to address some of the most difficult health system problems, including barriers to service access for rural and remote communities – particularly for children. However, telehealth continues to face major challenges to being embedded into existing work flows, sustainability and expansion. Royal Far West has been working with Professor…

Country kids missing out on essential health services

Regional Australia calls for change as overwhelmed families struggle to navigate complex health systems to access health support for children in rural and remote Australia. Children in remote Australia are five times more likely to suffer developmental problems compared to city kids. We launched our report in Canberra, drawing on the White Paper from a…

Boost telehealth in the bush, rural doctors urge parties

  RFW supports the Rural Doctors Association of Australia (RDAA) and the Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM) call for  a strong commitment to boost access to telehealth services for patients in the bush. We are also advocating for policy shifts, such as Allied Health Medicare rebates, and are seeking financial support from government, business and…

RFW Position Paper – Supporting Childhood Development in Regional, Rural and Remote Australia

Royal Far West’s experience in over 94 years of supporting Australian children and families bears out the  2015 Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) National Report which found that the physical, emotional and social development attained in childhood lays a critical foundation and sets a trajectory for long-term outcomes in health, learning, behaviour and wellbeing. Delays…