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…

Case Study: Luke and The Telecare Program

Like many of our families, Luke comes from a rural area of NSW, where he lived too far away to attend regular speech therapy services. Using our Telecare services, he can access regular therapy at his school. Luke has a family history of speech and language difficulties. He had not accessed speech therapy services for many years…