Through the Marshall Liberal Government’s dedicated Allied Health Rural Generalist Training Pathway, regional South Australians are set to receive better care.
Minister for Health and Wellbeing says the pathway is strengthening the future of the regional allied health workforce, by upskilling graduate health professionals with the tools needed to care for regional patients.
The Minister said “The Marshall Government’s vision is to strengthen and grow the rural health workforce by recruiting, training, developing and upskilling health professionals to better meet the health needs of communities both now and into the future.
Local Health Networks who have benefitted from the pathway so far include Eyre and Far North, Flinders and Upper North, Limestone Coast, Riverland Murray Coorong and Yorke and Northern.
SA Health’s Chief Clinical Advisor Rural Support Service, Dr Hendrika Meyer, said “We know it is extremely important to boost the numbers of clinicians available across regional SA so communities can receive the care they need without having to travel,” Dr. Meyer said.
For more information on the Allied Health Generalist Pathway visit www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/ruralhealthworkforce