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About the Rural Health Network

The Rural Health Network works with clinicians, health managers, consumers and stakeholders from across rural and regional NSW to:

  • identify ways to improve rural healthcare
  • develop innovative solutions to rural healthcare challenges
  • support coordination and implementation of models of care that meet the needs of rural communities.

The network works closely with the NSW Health Regional Health Division to support priorities identified in the NSW Parliamentary inquiry into health services in rural and remote areas.

Members of the network contribute to projects, innovations and help ensure the rural voice is part of healthcare conversations and decision making at various levels of NSW Health.

Network structure

The network is led by an Executive Committee with two co-chairs:

Richard Cheney

Richard Cheney
Clinical Co-Chair

Director of Allied Health
Western NSW Local Health District

Dave Karlson

Dave Karlson
Non Government Organisation Co-Chair

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