Dr David Lord Cowell from Dubbo Hospital visited Cobar Health Service as a part of the Emergency Medicine Education and Training (EMET) program earlier this month.
The EMET program provides emergency medicine training to GPs and other medical and nursing staff working across rural and regional Australia.
Launched in 2012, the program is delivered by specialist emergency medicine physicians who often travel hundreds of kilometres from major regional hospitals.
So far there have been over 4,200 training sessions, attended by over 32,000 doctors and health workers across Australia.
The training sessions will be delivered all over western NSW in the coming months.
Dr Lord Cowell said the feedback they have received from the program has been really positive.
“It is great to support regional doctors and nurses in providing excellent medical care to patients. These people do an amazing job, made all the harder by geographical isolation and limited resources, ” Dr Lord Cowell said.
“Dubbo Hospital’s Emergency Department is proud to be rolling this initiative out across our catchment area, which is the largest in the state.”
He encouraged all local doctors and nurses to attend the events when they came to their respective towns and praised the Federal Government and Australasian College for Emergency Medicine for the respective funding and implementation.