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Rural Doctors Foundation
CARING. COMMITTED. CONNECTED.
Helping our rural communities with improved access to life-saving medical care.
On the ground caring for, committed and connected to rural and remote communities
Everyone deserves a healthy life, no matter where they live.
There is something special about living in rural and remote communities. The wide-open spaces and red dirt. Or acres of lush green forest. Millions of stars dotting the sky at night will take your breath away. But it’s more than just the landscape. The people are pretty special too.
We look out for each other. We’re tenacious, resilient, resourceful and most of all, connected.
You see, it’s not always easy living outside our cities and major towns. On average, Australians living in rural and remote areas have shorter lives, higher levels of disease and injury and poorer access to health services. Many drive hundreds of kilometres to see their doctor. When it comes to health, rural people rely on each other, and local health services to be there in times of need.
Connected to and working with rural and remote communities
Rural Doctors Foundation was established by a group of country doctors who saw first-hand the issues rural and remote communities face in accessing quality healthcare. We understand rural and remote communities because we’re a part of them. The communities we serve are not all the same. Each has varied health needs, and the people and their doctors know what those needs are. We exist to work with rural and remote communities and support them to stay safe and healthy.
We're helping more rural communities get a defibrillator to save lives.
Donate today to get defibrillators into rural communities.
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Getting defibrillators into rural and remote communities
We're helping more communities get access to life-saving defibrillators. Donate today to help us reach our goal.
Oz Aid raising funds to support our work
On 18-19 July, the quiet of Kooralbyn was replaced by the roar of engines and the smell of burning rubber.
But all, for a good cause.
Promoting good health in rural and remote locations
Dry July is an ideal time to consider the impact alcohol is having on your life.
Excessive alcohol consumption can have devastating consequences, particularly for those in rural and remote communities.
Consider the benefits of reduced alcohol consumption with some useful tips to help you.
On ANZAC Day, we acknowledge those who have served or continue to serve this special place we call home.
We chat with Dr Michael Clements, a rural doctor and veteran who specialises in supporting ex-service personnel and families of serving members.