Adam Marshall has made alarming claims about a ‘crisis’ of local women not being able to give birth at their local hospital, but both statistics and the Hunter New England Health District say that’s not right.
The National Rural Health Alliance says several of their key recommendations on access to dental services in rural Australia have been incorporated in a Senate report.
November is National Rural Health Month highlighting the inequities that rural, regional and remote Australians face when trying to access health care.
Adam Marshall has welcomed an announcement this week by the Federal Government tripling the bulk billing incentive, but says it will do little for people in rural areas with little or no access to a GP.
Local non profit HealthWISE has been named as a finalist for two National Rural and Remote Health Awards.
Health department officials are scrambling to find locum doctors to cover the long weekend at Inverell Hospital but admit there may be some shifts without a doctor in the building.
Despite increasing awareness and dementia being the second leading cause of death, fear and a lack of understanding about the condition leads to real-world impacts on people living with dementia.
Free cuppas sparked conversations on mental health in cafés across the region this morning for R U OK? Day