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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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16 July 2015 - The review of the 13th National Rural Health Conference from the post conference questionnaire is in. It provides helpful feedback and insights to inform planning for the 14th National Rural Health Conference to be held in 2017. Almost half of... More
14 July 2015 - The Alliance was recently invited to attend a stakeholder forum as part of the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce. The forum was held in Canberra on July 8 and was attended by over 100 stakeholders, all of them interested in how the... More
03 July 2015     MEDIA RELEASE   - For NAIDOC Week this year the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) is contributing to the celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and... More
03 July 2015 - NAIDOC Week is here again, and this year the Alliance is celebrating the history, culture and achievements of Indigenous Australians by highlighting the incredible journeys and contributions of Indigenous health leaders who shared their insights and... More
01 July 2015 - One in five Australians live with chronic pain, with the prevalence increasing to one in three for people aged over 65 years. The incidence of chronic pain is greater in rural areas due to the physically demanding nature of work and the lack of effective,... More
29 June 2015 - A landmark new report published in the international medical journal The Lancet suggests: "Tackling climate change is the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century".... More
29 June 2015 - As the mother of five children, all under the age of 12, Kobi McKenzie-Ingrey is no stranger to looking after sick kids. Like most mums and dads, she makes regular trips to the doctor for treatment and check-ups as part of the regular routine of raising a... More
23 June 2015 - Applications for the Rowan Nicks Russell Drysdale Fellowship in Australian Indigenous Health and Welfare ... More

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