SARRAH CEO, Cath Maloney re-appointed for a further three years!
CEO re-appointment a positive for rural and remote allied health when constructive approaches, expertise and reform are needed.
SARRAH president, Dr Ed Johnson, said
“I am pleased to announce Cath Maloney will continue to lead SARRAH for a further three years. Cath’s re-appointment reinforces the stability and expertise SARRAH brings to our work to improve access to allied health services for the 7 million people living in rural and remote Australia. We are well placed to represent our members and advocate for much needed health, disability, aged care and other services for rural and remote Australians.”
Ms Maloney said she was delighted to have been reappointed and proud of what SARRAH has accomplished over the past three years.
“SARRAH is implementing a nationally significant workforce development project that is growing the number of allied health rural generalists – physiotherapists, speech pathologists, psychologists and the like - delivering primary care services across rural and remote Australia. We are also working to increase the reach and capacity of allied health professionals by developing the assistant workforce needed to support them. Both of these projects – funded by the Australian Department of Health and Aged Care - are providing much-needed infrastructure and training supports to service providers working in areas where the need is greatest.”
“These projects represent a welcome investment by the Commonwealth government to grow a fit-for-purpose and culturally appropriate rural health workforce. This investment is appreciated, but much more is needed to meet the growing demand for allied health services in disability and aged care, particularly for rural and remote communities who struggle to access these critical services” Cath said.
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