NRHA/AHHA Rural and Remote Policy Think Tank

19 April 2012






National Health Reform in Rural and Remote Communities:
the impact of organisational change and new funding flows

Thursday, 19 April 2012 9.30am - 4:00pm
The Four Seasons Room at the Pavillion Hotel on Northbourne, Canberra

Over 100 people concerned with healthcare services in rural, regional and remote areas attended a Policy Think Tank convened in Canberra by the National Rural Health Alliance (NRHA) and the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA). Participants came together from around Australia to discuss the implications of national health reform for rural health services and outcomes.

This page provides links to the presentations and the Report of Joint Policy Think Tank.

Matilda House - Welcome to Country
Prue Power Chief Executive Officer, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association - Welcome
Presentation
Paul Dugdale Director, Chronic Disease Management Unit - Event Outline, Identification of key issues for break-out groups
Presentation
Sharon Willcox Director, Health Policy Solutions - Overview of Pricing Framework
Presentation
Annette Turley Director of Anaesthesia, Rockhampton Base Hospital - Local Health Network perspective
Presentation
Anne Handley Rural Health Service Manager - Cross-border opportunities
Presentation
Keith McDonald Manager, Primary Health Planning - Medicare Local perspective
Presentation
Lyndon Seys Chief Executive Officer, Alpine Health - Multi Purpose Service perspective
Presentation
Carole Taylor Executive Officer, CRANAplus - A remote perspective
Presentation