Say hello to RHUBI – a new online resource for health service information

A website with the latest information about when and where different health services are available in the far west was launched today by the Far West Local Health District.

NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, the Hon. Melinda Pavey, officially launched RHUBI today in Broken Hill on behalf of the NSW Minister for Health, the Hon. Jillian Skinner.

RHUBI (Remote Health Unit Business Index) website is an online service directory for consumers and service providers to access information regarding health services in the Far West NSW region.

People can go to RHUBI to find out in real time when their local health service will have upcoming clinics and health programs, when health workers are available and when doctor and specialist appointments can be made. People can also search for health services throughout the District.

RHUBI will cover Broken Hill, Wilcannia, Menindee, Ivanhoe, Balranald, Wentworth, Dareton, Tiboburra, White Cliffs, Gol Gol and Buronga.

Far West LHD Chief Executive, Mr Stuart Riley said he hoped that the communities in the Far West would embrace RHUBI and use it to its maximum advantage.

“RHUBI was created to assist all service providers in the Far West provide up-to-date information to the communities they service,” said Mr Riley.

“All service providers can enter data about their services into RHUBI for everyone to see. In turn, clinicians can easily refer to the information when planning treatment or organising appointments for their clients,” said Mr Riley.

The Clinic Calender is one of the main features of RHUBI.

“RHUBI’s Clinic Calender will have specific details on health services within the town. The schedule will help you find an upcoming clinic or health program. It will also assist you to make contact with the service or organisation to help with your health needs.”

“We hope RHUBI will help to resolve any disconnect between people and health providers in terms of accessing and planning for their health needs.”

You can log on to RHUBI at www.rhubi.com.au

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RHUBI was officially launched today by the NSW Parliamentary Secretary for Regional and Rural Health, the Hon. Melinda Pavey (pictured right) with RHUBI Co-ordinator, Ms Donna Cruickshank (FWLHD Manager Planning and Service Development) and website designer, Mr Kris Fenton.

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