The Bilateral Regional Health Forum was established in 2019 by The Hon. Brad Hazzard MP, NSW Minister for Health and Medical Research and The Hon. Mark Coulton MP, Commonwealth Minister for Regional Services, Decentralisation and Local Government.

In December 2022, the NSW and Commonwealth Governments recommenced the Bilateral Regional Health Forum. It is jointly chaired by The Hon. Bronnie Taylor MLC, NSW Minister for Women, Minister for Regional Health and Minister for Mental Health, and The Hon. Emma McBride, Commonwealth Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Assistant Minister for Rural and Regional Health.

The forum provides an opportunity to discuss regional, rural and remote health issues and monitor progress on Commonwealth and NSW governments’ commitments to ensure a collaborative approach to improving health outcomes for people living in regional, rural and remote areas of NSW.

Members of the forum include senior leaders in regional local health districts, the NSW Ministry of Health and the Commonwealth Department of Health. Other stakeholders will be invited as the topics of the meeting require.

The forum will meet twice per year and a Joint Communique will be published following each meeting.


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Current as at: Thursday 15 December 2022
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