Delivering aged care and health services in regional, rural, and remote settings brings unique challenges.
Working somewhere new, often requires adjustment. When that change includes a new place, an unfamiliar community and comes without the ease of access to family and friends, support is essential to avoid potential health concerns, including mental health issues, which may lead to workplace attrition.
Employees in remote settings experience isolation, therefore it is essential that these workers feel safe and are provided with effective communication equipment and protocols in case they need to access emergency services for themselves or the people they are caring for.
More information here: https://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/remote-work