HEALTH FORUM – Rural Allied Health Service and Learning Consortia

The West Coast Council was pleased to support the Chief Allied Health Officer and National Rural Health Commissioner to host a workshop on Rural Allied Health Service and Learning Consortia in Queenstown on Tuesday 1 June 2021. The workshop was hosted by the Commonwealth Chief Allied Health Officer Anne-Marie Boxall and Deputy Rural Health Commissioner Faye McMillian. It was attended by allied health practitioners, representatives of health departments, not-for-profit organisations, universities and health care industry representatives from all corners of Australia. It was also attended by the Chair of Council’s Liveable Community Committee, Councillor Kerry Graham.

Representatives travelled to Queenstown or attended virtually from every state and territory of Australia. The workshop explored service delivery and training options to support better allied health access for people living in rural and remote Australia.

West Coast Council was pleased to host this event which provided the participants the opportunity to understand more about the health needs and services in our region. Councillor Kerry Graham said “It is amazing to see a national health conference being held in Queenstown and that supports our work to improve health, wellbeing and liveability on the West Coast”.

Councillor Graham, on behalf of Council extends our thanks to the Chief Allied Health Officer and the National Rural Health Commissioner for bringing this important conference to our region.

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