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…

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…

The Invisible Children Report

In response to concerns about the growing vulnerability of country children, RFW commissioned a review of the state of children’s developmental health in rural and remote Australia from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute’s Centre for Community Child Health. “The Invisible Children” report launched in September 2017 revealed the vulnerability gap between urban and rural children is growing. Children…