Ginny’s Story

“After years and years of struggling to find answers, we were so relieved to finally be able to understand and support our daughter…” – Karen, Ginny’s* mum By the time Ginny was seven years old, her mum Karen was at her absolute wit’s end. Karen and her husband Brett, who live on a farm about…

Northern Beaches Cyclists Riding for Country Kids

Nine cyclists from Manly, Manly Vale, Balgowlah, Allambie Heights, Seaforth, Mona Vale and Newport, including a father and son duo and two staff members, are keenly counting down the days until the start of children’s charity Royal Far West’s premier event, Ride for Country Kids. This year’s ride starts in Albury on Sunday 7 April,…

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…

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…