Rural Health

Ms Debra Phillips1, Ms Lauren Matheson1, Dr Tilley Pain1,2, Dr  Gail Kingston1,2 1The Townsville Hospital, Townsville, Australia, 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia Background: Post burn injury, rural and remote children are geographically disadvantaged compared to metropolitan children in Australia. Specialist...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Robyn Fitzroy1 1University Centre For Rural Health, Lismore, Australia The University Centre for Rural Health (UCRH) in Northern NSW was required to double its multidisciplinary health placements to 4,300 using innovative models. The goal was to develop placements beyond...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Rebecca Heron-dowling1, Mr Hassan Kadous1, Ms Cath Maloney2 1NSW Ministry Of Health, North Sydney, Australia; 2Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) In 2018, NSW Health commissioned a consultancy to write a rapid review outlining effective and...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ella Dunsford1, Katheryn  Farry2 1Mount Isa Centre For Rural And Remote Health, Mount Isa, Australia, 2North West Hospital and Health Service, Mount Isa, Australia, 3Gidgee Healing, Mount Isa, Australia, 4NWRH, Mount Isa, 4825 Background: Allied health service providers in North...
  • April 4, 2019
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Ms Michelle Rothwell1, Ms Sarah Tinney2, Dr Neil Cottrell3 1Queensland Health, Cairns , Australia, 2Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service, Atherton , Australia, 3University of Queensland , Brisbane, Australia Introduction: The 2019 report ‘Medicine Safety: Take Care’ states that...
  • April 4, 2019
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Associate Professor Alison Pighills1,2, Dr Anna Tynan3, Ms Linda Furness3 1Mackay Hospital And Health Service, Mackay, Australia, 2James Cook University, Townsville, Australia, 3Darling Downs Health, Toowoomba, Australia Background: Environmental assessment and modification (EAM) is an effective approach to reducing falls...
  • April 4, 2019
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Catherine Forbes1, Nicole Litwin-Farrell1 1Western NSW LHD, Forbes, Australia, 2Western NSW LHD, Parkes, Australia A lack of Dietetic resources in Western NSW Local Health District means that residents at risk of malnutrition in Multi-Purpose Services (MPS) in our LHD who...
  • April 3, 2019
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Kendra Strong1, Ms  Ilsa Nielsen2, Ms Renae Moore3, Ms  Gemma Tuxworth1, Ms Susannah Lennox1, Ms Michelle Rothwell4 1Department Of Health, Tasmanian Government, Hobart, Australia, 2Department of Health, Queensland Health, Cairns, Australia, 3Top End Health Service, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, Australia,...
  • April 3, 2019
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