Federal Funding for Remote Health

27 May 2013

The Fed­er­al Government’s con­tin­ued com­mit­ment to the remote health sec­tor and the impor­tant work of CRANAplus is wel­comed, said Pres­i­dent Paul Stephenson.

It recog­nis­es the valu­able work CRANAplus does for those who live and work out bush,” he said.

Remote health access and care is an area that is often for­got­ten in the over­all health debate. But it does need to be recog­nised that remote Aus­tralia has the geo­graph­ic spread of Europe, with some of the most vul­ner­a­ble pop­u­la­tions, with the worst health out­comes in the nation.”

Mr Stephen­son acknowl­edged that, in this con­strained finan­cial cli­mate, some belt-tight­en­ing was need­ed across the board with health not being exempt from this process”.

For over 30 years now, CRANAplus has edu­cat­ed, sup­port­ed and advo­cat­ed for remote health pro­fes­sion­als and those they serve in a vari­ety of remote envi­ron­ments right across Australia.

It’s reas­sur­ing to know that we now have suf­fi­cient funds to ensure that work can continue.”

Media Con­tact:

Car­ole Tay­lor CRANAplus CEO: 0429 649 226