2020 Outreach Forum
The fourth annual Outreach Forum was held online for the first time via Rural Health Pro on 27 June.
This year’s theme 'Resilience in Healthcare' provided an opportunity to share best practise, innovative models of care and exchange ideas. The 124 digital delegates included health administrators, health practitioners, and other stakeholders who work to deliver outreach services across NSW and the ACT.
Audience participation on the day sparked interesting conversations and questions. Thank you to all presenters and others involved for helping to make the Forum a success.
Clockwise from top left: Nicki Turner RDN and moderator of the panel, Laurie Clay and Valerie Smith from Werin, Emma Dargin from Condobolin AHS, and Sean Kinchela from Katungul
|Richard Colbran, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Rural Doctors Network|
Join the Rural Health Pro Outreach Group to discuss the 2020 Outreach Forum presentations, connect with colleagues, ask questions and share resources with other outreach services and providers.
Presented by Mike Edwards, Director Service Delivery, NSW Rural Doctors Network; Nicole Turner, Aboriginal Workforce Engagement Manager, NSW Rural Doctors Network and; Richard Colbran, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Rural Doctors Network.
RDN Outreach Update
Presented by Claire Neill, Acting Senior Manager Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network
Celebrating ACCHs responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
Presented by Robert Skeen, Chief Executive Officer, Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW
Panel: How to get the most out of telehealth technology
Chaired by Elisa D'Ambra, Project Officer – Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network and featuring:
- Susanne Kable – Allied Health Programs Officer, HealthWISE
- Dr Kamala Guttikonda – Endocrinologist
- Donna Parkes – Telehealth Manager, NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation
Department of Health update
Presented by Melinda Turner – Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Management Section in the Indigenous Health Division at the Department of Health
The impact of natural disasters on mental health and wellness
Presented by Simon Sadler, Aboriginal Health and Integrated Care Manager, Grand Pacific Health
Panel: Aboriginal health
Chaired by Nicole Turner, Aboriginal Workforce Engagement Manager, NSW Rural Doctors Network and featuring:
- Valerie Smith, Care Coordinator and Aboriginal Health Worker, Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic
- Laurie Clay, Aboriginal Health Workforce Team Leader, Werin Aboriginal Corporation Medical Clinic
- Sean Kinchela, Ear and Eye Health Coordinator, Katungul Aboriginal Corporation Regional Health and Community Services
- Emma Dargin, Aboriginal Health Practitioner, Condobolin Aboriginal Health Service
Presented by Elisa D'Ambra, Project Officer – Outreach, NSW Rural Doctors Network
Presented by Dr Amanda Johns, Pain and Rehabilitation Medical Specialist and David Monck, Clinical Nurse Consultant in Pain Management
Hearing health- TeleFUP
Presented by Candice Watkins, Audiologist, Hearing Australia
Hunter New England LHD model of care
Presented by Dr Pat Oakley, Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Hunter New England Local Health District and Alwyn Duke, Aboriginal Health Worker, Hunter New England Health
Recognising the impact of childhood trauma and knowing how to respond
Presented by Psychologist Dr Paula Wye