First rural health commissioner announced
EMERITUS Professor Paul Worley will become Australia’s first national rural health commissioner.
Federal Assistant Health Minister David Gillespie announced Professor Worley’s appointment at the Rural Medicines Australia Conference in Melbourne.
“Professor Worley will be a determined, effective and passionate advocate for strengthening rural health outcomes across Australia,” Dr Gillespie said.
“I look forward to working collaboratively with him to progress regional and rural health reform.
“The Federal Coalition Government is dedicated to improving access to health services for everyone who calls regional, rural and remote Australia home.
“The appointment of our national rural health commissioner is integral to achieving this outcome.”