This week PeoplePledge co-founders have been busy travelling to remote and rural locations of New South Wales. Our first stop will be Wee Waa (North of Sydney, near Narrabri). We drove 8 hours to get there and have been settling in with open arms from the locals.
Just by the sheer distance we’ve travelled, we can understand now how tough it can be for Australians living in remote areas of Australia to get the special medical care they may require. With only one bus service on Monday and Friday up to Narrabri, having a car seems to be an essential part. For Australians who do not own their own car or cannot get to an appointment for example in Narrabri, they can find themselves staying in Narrabri for a few days in hotels for that one appointment.
We hope to share the stories about PeoplePledge and the families we’ve already helped particularly from the remote areas of Australia and to meet a few of the health professionals in the area to get a better understanding of what services are available, where Australians would get referred to and speak to locals about the problems they face when seeking medical treatment.
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