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…

RFW Research Unit – Research Australia magazine article

Improving Developmental Health Outcomes For Rural and Remote Kids: Royal Far West, working with the University of Sydney, NHMRC, and Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health, has delivered research findings which are contributing to improved service models, en extended reach, better health outcomes for rural and remote children, and a strong platform…

Royal Far West welcomes budget focused on rural health – encourages further investment in allied health

Royal Far West, one of Australia’s oldest and most respected children’s health charities, has welcomed the investment in rural and remote health in the Federal Budget, but echoes the calls of the National Rural Health Alliance that this is just the first step in properly funding rural and remote health. Royal Far West is pleased…