Remote Area Health Corps (RAHC) achieves 2,000 placements
On 6th August 2013, the Remote Area Health Corp (RAHC) celebrated the 2000th placement of a Health Professional in the Northern Territory since its inception in 2008. The Government-funded RAHC program is managed by Aspen Medical.
Dr. Diana Richards, a GP from Sydney with over 30 years’ experience became the 2000th placement and was presented with a commemorative certificate by the Hon. Warren Snowdon, Minister for Indigenous Health, at the Remote Health Centre in Alice Springs to mark the occasion. In addition to his Indigenous health portfolio Minister Snowdon as has responsibility for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Science and Personnel.
“RAHC are providing a fantastic service to Aboriginal communities ensuring that people outside the cities and towns have access to quality health care. It is a positive step towards closing the gap in health outcomes between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the broader Australian population.”, said the Minister.
In his speech the Minister not only commended Aspen Medical for its work with RAHC but also within Defence where the company provides healthcare to Defence personnel at 52 bases nationwide.