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Mobile Health Truck

“Although the majority of our children come to Manly to access our health services… there are particular groups of children for whom this mobile service will be much more appropriate.”

This is such an important breakthrough in treating people in rural and isolated areas.  We live in a world where city folk are connected in all sorts of ways and can access services quite easily. The opposite is the case in outlying areas and it ought not be in a connected, mobile world. We have online connectivity like never before and we are all good at travelling. I heard one mother talking about how much money this would save her trying to get proper medical care for her daughter. She sounded elated and so relieved. it was going to make a significant difference in her family life to be able to easily access quality care for her daughter. Finally we have put something good together and we need to keep thinking along those lines. It costs enormous amounts in time and money for rural people to get medical care. We need to take it to them. Good quality internet access with video capabilities ought to help relieve some of the burden of caring for ill people in the country. We need to stop thinking industrial age and keep thinking technological age.

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Retired Adelaide based professional. Lived here most of my life. I have been a teacher of French, English and German since 1974 and value the capacity of the classroom, wherever that might be, to write on the lives of others.

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