About the Rural Health Network

The Rural Health Network works to improve the experience and delivery of healthcare in remote, rural and regional NSW.

We work 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.

We work closely with the NSW Health Regional Health Division to support priorities identified in the NSW parliamentary inquiry Health outcomes and access to health and hospital services in rural, regional and remote New South Wales.

Network structure

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

Dave Karlson


Viki Brummell


    Celebrating innovation

    We host the annual Rural Innovations Changing Healthcare (RICH) virtual forum to share innovative practices from across regional, rural and remote NSW. The forum offers professional development, networking and access to innovative projects for the interdisciplinary rural health workforce. Join the network to watch presentations from past events through the network SharePoint site.

    We facilitate the rural innovation awards in the eight NSW Health rural local health districts. These awards showcase and celebrate rural innovation in practice. The awards are presented at each district’s annual quality awards.

    Join the network

    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.

    Join the network

    Contact the Rural Health Network

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