March saw the opening of Australia’s first remote emergency telehealth centre, in SA’s Outback.

The hub harnesses technology and digital innovation – backed by the Royal Flying Doctors Service, to connect patients with healthcare professionals for diagnoses and consultation.

So how is technology changing the landscape of rural and remote health services? 

Image: Image supplied by Royal Flying Doctor Service media

Produced By: Emma Wotzke

Featured In Story: Dr Mardi Steere – Executive General Manager of Medical and Retrieval Services at Royal Flying Dr Services SA and NT, and Professor Robyn Aitken – Dean of Rural and Remote Health, College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University

First aired on The Wire, Friday 12 April 2024