Rural health key focus of Coalition
DISADVANTAGES in rural health will become a key focus if the Coalition is re-elected, with the Turnbull Government revealing its vision to improve health outside metropolitan areas.
Minister for Rural Health Fiona Nash has unveiled her plans to appoint Australia’s first ever National Rural Health Commissioner and establish a National Rural Generalist Pathway if the Coalition wins the July 2 poll.
One of the Commissioner’s will be first tasks will be setting up the pathway and providing a report on how to reform the sector.
Ms Nash said she would work hard to correct this disadvantage, with the Commissioner acting as a champion health outside metropolitan areas.
“Rural, regional and remote Australians deserve better access to medical professionals and this policy will help deliver that,” she said.
The National Rural Generalist Pathway will work to provide more doctors with advanced training and skills in areas where specialists are limited.
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