“Live from Adelaide, its the 12th NHRC in April 2013!!”
Over the four day 12th National Rural Health Conference, I was lucky enough for sit down for a couple of minutes with some interesting delegates who told me a little about their path to the country and why they are so passionate about rural health. Listen to their stories here:
Sian Draffin (@rural_speechie)
Talking with Sian, a newly qualified speech pathologist about growing up in the country and now working as a speechie in these areas. We also cover the future of social media connecting with patients in her profession.
Ben Crough (@BenCrough)
Talking with final year pharmacy student Ben Crough. He grew up in rural NSW and is aiming towards working in remote areas. Another Robbo (@bitethedust) for outback Australia perhaps?!
Dave Townsend (@futuregp)
Talking with medical student and the current GPSN chair about his time studying in rural areas. Dave is in 4th year at the University of New England in Armidale. He grew up Tasmania and has lived in country Victoria.
Andrew (Robbo) Roberts (@bitethedust)
Talking with Australia’s most remote and itinerant pharmacist. Some say he travels around because no one can stand him for longer than a few days, but we know it’s because he loves his job working in rural areas. We cover issues facing pharmacy in these settings.
Alison Fairleigh (@alisonfairleigh)
Talking with rural mental health advocate and ‘power-tweeter’ Alison Fairleigh about living in the country and what motivated her to do something about her passion of mental health in the bush.
Katherine King & Rachael Purcell
Talking with Katherine and Rachael who are both medical students in Victoria about their presentation at NHRC 2013. They looked at the supports and challenges for medical students on rural placements.
Talking with Donna Burns about working and living in the country and what took her there. Donna currently works for Hunter Medicare Local in both rural and larger regional towns, but has some ideas if she was the NSW Health Minister!