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Rural Telehealth Services to relieve pressure on rural GPs

HiNZ eHealthNews editor Rebecca McBeth

Te Whatu Ora, Health NZ plans to rapidly develop bespoke Rural Telehealth Services to help alleviate pressure on rural general practices and enhance access to care in rural areas.

Ongoing annual funding of $4 million has been dedicated to creating and running the services nationwide and the first tranche of sites are expected to be live by the end of this year.

Hauora Taiwhenua Rural Health Network general manager advocacy, Marie Daly has been seconded to Te Whatu Ora to assist with this initiative. She says the needs and readiness of rural areas differ and the telehealth solutions implemented will also differ nationwide.

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