Ms Pat Anderson AO appointed as co-chair of the Referendum Council.

16/3/2016

The Referendum Council was formed in December 2015 to provide advice on the next steps towards recognising Indigenous peoples in the Australian Constitution. Ms Pat Anderson AO joins Mr Mark Leibler AC as co-chair of the Council following the resignation of Professor Patrick Dodson.

An invitation to Refer a Friend to RAHC

8/3/2016

We’re inviting our NSW-based RAHC health professionals to join us for a social evening and to bring along a colleague(s)/friend(s) who may be interested in a RAHC placement.

The function will be held at the Novotel Sydney on Darling Harbour in the Hunter Room 1.

Date:  Thursday 14 April 2016 Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Open yourself up for a rewarding experience - Lynne Gruell's story

7/3/2016

In 2009, I was part of a team volunteering in Vietnam as a dental therapist when one of the dental assistants told me about her work in Alice Springs. Her passion for this work was evident and she inspired me to also look to se­­­­ek work in this area upon our return.

The winner of the 2015 Annette Walker Award: Christine Burrows, RN.

7/3/2016

RAHC is delighted to announce Christine Burrows, Registered Nurse, is the recipient of the 2015 Annette Walker Award. Christine has undertaken 14 placements with RAHC at Nyirippi, Ali Curung, Epenarra, Palumpa, Milingimbi, Yuendemu, Ti Tree and Finke.

Is your CPR competency up to date?

6/3/2016

It is recommended that CPR should be maintained and renewed on an annual basis by the Australian Resuscitation Council.

All health professionals are responsible for maintaining their CPR annual competency prior to accepting a placement.

Major milestones achieved

5/3/2016

We were delighted to recognise, in person, some RAHC health professionals who had achieved major milestones in the number of placements they have undertaken with us at our recent Remote Emergency Care (REC) course, delivered by CRANAplus.

AIHW has released the latest data: What does this mean for your health profession?

4/3/2016

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has released the latest statistics on Australia’s health workforce.

Dr Kate Kalloniatis shares her experience whilst on placement in the remote Indigenous communities in Northern Territory

18/2/2016

Growing up in Melbourne I never had any specific ambition to work in remote areas or in Indigenous health but, by one of those twists of fate, that all changed when I joined the Royal Australian Airforce (RAAF) in my final year at ANU’s Medical School in Canberra.

RAHC appoints new Clinical Manager

16/2/2016

Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) has appointed Elly (Helena) Fontes as the organisation’s new Clinical Manager. Ms Fontes has stepped into the role following the departure of Fiona Wake late last year to take up a new role within the Northern Territory Department of Health.

The latest Close the Gap report has been released: are we on track?

10/2/2016

The Close the Gap 2016 report has been released today by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at Parliament House, Canberra.

According to the progress report, there are targets on track: Halve child mortality by 2018 and halve the gap in Year 12 attainment by 2020.

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