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Rural Health Network

23 Feb 2021 Reading time approximately

  • The refreshed Friendly Faces Helping Hands website was launched in October 2020 as part of the Improving the Rural Patient Journey Initiative. The website is the ‘go to’ place for rural families to access practical support and information when healthcare is required a long way from home, kin and country. It contains information on services surrounding 31 major metropolitan and rural referral hospitals to help rural patients and their families navigate city services.
  • The 8th Rural Innovation Changing Healthcare (RICH) Forum will be held on 24 March 2021. The theme of this year’s event is Rural Health Bounding Forwards to showcase how rural health service providers, consumers, communities and other sectors have embraced hope, strength and connectivity moving forward from the hardships imposed by the drought, bushfires and COVID-19 over the last few years.

    Keynote speaker Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons, will set the scene sharing his experiences and lessons learned from the devastating Black Summer bushfires in his new role with Resilience NSW, established to oversee emergency management, service delivery and disaster recovery. Register to attend.
  • We currently have two vacant positions on the Rural Health Network Executive for a term of office for up to five years: Aboriginal consumer representative and Aboriginal medical service representative. Expressions of interest can be forwarded to the Network Manager Jenny Preece.

Find out more about the Rural Health Network.

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