Introduction by Croakey: At a time of so much toxicity in public debate, a campaign by the NSW Rural Doctors Network seeks to share some positive vibes this month.
The campaign – #RuralPositive – encourages members of the community to say thanks to rural health professionals for their resilience and dedication through a long period of stressful events including drought, bushfires, flood, mice and COVID-19.
Thanks to @NSWRDN for tweeting about the campaign during their recent stint at @WePublicHealth, and featuring the stories of rural health practitioners such as Professor Peter O’Mara and Dr Ann Ward. And don’t miss some Daryl Braithwaite tunes – online on 19 November, from 6.30pm AEDT.
Watch the video with Dr Richard Colbran here.
He said in the RDN statement: “We hope this initiative will help boost morale and foster wellbeing of our rural health professionals. Keeping our health workforce strong, well and capable during these challenging times is paramount for retention and recruitment.
“We also need to acknowledge that rural health professionals need respite and RDN and the health sector is looking at ways to help as we begin to plan for the recovery phase.”
Watch the CWA video here.