Stats: 2018-19 Outreach program outputs
17th December 2019
In May 2019, the Outreach programs delivered the one millionth Occasion of Service (OoS) since the programs current iteration started in 2013. This OoS was provided by Outreach psychologist, Dr Wei Wang, and Armajun Aboriginal Health Service, who have delivered Outreach clinics for patients in Inverell and surrounding communities for many years.
This milestone reflects Outreach’s growth to a scale that makes a significant contribution to patient access and the health workforce in rural and Aboriginal communities across NSW and the ACT.
The Outreach programs’ annual needs identification and planning process is informed by local and regional key stakeholders and available health, disadvantage and population data. As a result, the program responds to priority service gaps in some of the most rural and disadvantaged communities as illustrated in the chart below.
Outreach services 2018-19 Snapshot
Outreach programs continued to make significant impact on increasing access to health services for people living in rural and Aboriginal communities over 2018-19. RDN acknowledges the valuable contributions of more than 200 health practitioners, administrators and organisations to the Outreach programs' achievement.