Outback health manager to present ‘Rural Focus’

Published 03 September 2008

countryhospital.jpgThe Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Outback Division of General Practice, Mr Stuart Gordon, will be the guest speaker at a University of New England college dinner next week. The title of his talk will be “Country general practice – more than just medicine”.

The occasion will be the annual Robb College Rural Focus Dinner on Tuesday 9 September. Members of the public are welcome to attend the lecture in the Robb College Dining Hall at 8 pm, but should book through the College office on (02) 6773 1700.

Serving communities in the shires of Bourke, Brewarrina, Cobar and Walgett covering 128,061 square kilometres, Mr Gordon works to ensure that best practice is implemented in these rural and remote areas, and to assist in the delivery of efficient and cost-effective health care.

He has spent more than 10 years working in international and regional health services, and in 2006 completed two years as the Deputy CEO for the Aga Khan Health Services in Tanzania.

Mr Gordon has a Master’s degree in Public Health. However, before working in this field, he gained a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Land Science and worked for the Australian Cotton Foundation and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

The Head of Robb College, Ms Jan Moran, said it was “always a pleasure to welcome speakers to the College’s annual Rural Focus Dinner who have fresh ideas on a sometimes controversial topic”.