Alliance News

Mt Isa Hospital Emergency entrance sign

Accessibility issues causing higher emergency presentations

Thursday, 23 May 2024

National Rural Health Alliance Chairperson Nicole O’Reilly told The Canberra Times that lack of access to primary healthcare services was the likely cause for higher rates of presentations at emergency departments in rural areas than in cities.

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Wednesday, 22 May 2024
Leading national organisations, including the National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance), are joining together with Palliative Care Australia this National Palliative Care Week (19-25 May 2024) to advocate...
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Nicoile O’Reilly ABC listen logo
Thursday, 16 May 2024
The National Rural Health Alliance Chairperson Nicole O’Reilly was on ABC AM with Sabra Lane speaking about how the Budget fell short of expectations and missed the opportunity to put rural, regional and remote...
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Budget 2024-25 Easing cost of living pressures
Tuesday, 14 May 2024   MEDIA RELEASE  
The Federal Budget fails to address the ongoing health care inequity between rural and urban Australia according to the National Rural...
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Farmer and granson near water tank
Friday, 10 May 2024
Given the upcoming Federal Budget 2024-25, the Australian Associated Press refers to the Alliance’s findings that showed a $6.55 billion annual shortfall in healthcare spending outside the cities. The report...
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Susi Tegen with ABC News logo
Friday, 10 May 2024
In a report published on ABC Online, syndicated across ABC Radio News and regional ABC stations across Australia, the National Rural Health Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen called on rural, regional and...
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Nicole O’Reilly speaking to WIN TV
Wednesday, 8 May 2024
The National Rural Health Alliance Chairperson Nicole O’Reilly speaking to WIN TV, reiterated that the rural healthcare underspend of $6.55 billion could be addressed with targeted investment and innovative...
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13 December 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - The further an Australian lives from an urban centre, the lower their life expectancy. They are also twice as likely to die from preventable illness. The latest... More
Hospital sign in fron of hospital building
11 December 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) is pleased to see the release of the Final Report of the Mid-Term Review of the National Health Reform Agreement... More
Dental worker with patient
04 December 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - The National Rural Health Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to see that several of our key recommendations on access to dental services in rural Australia have been... More
Alliance council members during 30th anniversary social event.

NRHA council members and staff.

29 November 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - The National Rural Health Alliance (the Alliance) will move into the new year with great vigour, with new Board members elected at the 32nd Annual General Meeting... More
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13 November 2023 - We warmly welcome the 50th Member of the Alliance, the Australian Counselling Association (ACA).  ACA is Australia's largest single registration body for counsellors and psychotherapists with over 16,... More
Alliance Chief Executive Susi Tegen
10 November 2023 - ‘People in rural and remote areas face a range of stressors unique to living outside major cities. ‘Rates of self-harm and suicide increase with remoteness and people who experience suicidality, are more likely than the general population to have a... More
National Rural Health Month November 2023
01 November 2023     MEDIA RELEASE   - Today marks the beginning of National Rural Health Month - a month which highlights the inequities that rural, regional and remote Australians face when trying to... More
Angel Flight Australia logo
27 October 2023 - We warmly welcome our newest member, Angel Flight Australia, a charity that coordinates free, non-emergency flights and transfers people living remotely across Australia to access specialist medical treatments. Established in April 2003, Angel Flight... More

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