Regional Specialised Services Needed to Boost Health Equality

January 16, 2024 9:07 am in by
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Fresh figures show location is a major contributor to health inequality, especially when it comes to specialised health services.

More regional specialised health centres could also be the solution to bolster rural services, according to a recent national study.

A La Trobe University researchers explored the barriers regional and rural patients face including travelling far distances and a shortage of healthcare services.

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Director of Bendigo Sleep Lab and Sleep Scientist, Linda Sawyer, says specialised services are still reeling following the pandemic.

Sawyer says the issue that clinics face is a shortage of skilled staff.