Royal Far West brings a stronger voice for country kids

21 October 2016

The National Rural Health Alliance is beyond delighted to welcome Royal Far West as its newest Member Body.

Based in Manly NSW, Royal Far West is a national organisation whose mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people who live in rural and remote communities. Their goal is to advocate for all country children with health and developmental needs, and to support up to 15,000 children by 2020 through service provision, capacity building and partnerships.

Kim Webber, Chief Executive of the National Rural Health Alliance said “We are very pleased to welcome Royal Far West to help increase the voice for country children in Australia”.

Royal Far West works in partnership with families, their local health services, schools and communities, corporate partners and academic institutions to provide the care and support children need to develop and grow by providing an intensive service for children with complex developmental needs on site, together with virtual assessment, therapy and capacity building directly into communities via technology.

A primary purpose of the Alliance is to provide policy advice to government and decision makers on steps to be taken to enable rural and remote Australians to enjoy fair and equal access to quality health services and life opportunities, right across the country – and the needs and aspirations of country children are central to that agenda.

Royal Far West’s CEO, Lindsay Cane said “I look forward to the opportunity of helping the Alliance with its work, particularly that which is related to rural and remote children in Australia”.

A full list of the Alliance’s 39 Member Bodies can be found on http://www.ruralhealth.org.au/about/memberbodies

Media Enquiries:: 

Kim Webber, CEO NRHA: 02 6285 4660
Lindsay Cane, CEO, Royal Far West: 02 8966 8500