The Bilateral Regional Health Forum supports the health needs of people in rural, regional and remote New South Wales (NSW).
The forum ensures a collaborative approach between the Australian and NSW governments to improve regional health outcomes and access to health services.
The forum discusses rural health issues and monitors progress on Australian and NSW governments’ commitments, including:
- health workforce, education and training
- primary care, aged care, First Nations and mental health services needs
- health service delivery and opportunities to address service provision
- the effectiveness of key initiatives affecting regional health care.
The Hon Bronwyn Taylor, NSW Minister for Regional Health and The Hon Emma McBride, Australian Government Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health jointly support the forum.
The forum includes representation from:
- Australian Government
- NSW Government
- senior leaders in the NSW Ministry of Health and Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care.
Other stakeholders are invited to the forum on an ad hoc basis as required.
The forum meets twice per year.