Health is a major industry in the Orana region which has benefited from government funding and private investment. It is inclusive of public services, medical centres and specialist facilities across the region and its growth is evidenced by the numbers of medical professionals choosing to relocate to the region.
- Marathon Health
- Western NSW Local Health District
- Catholic Healthcare
- Macquarie Women’s Health
The advantage of major health services being operational in the region brings more professionals and patients, which in turn benefits the economy. The addition of new hospitals, multi-purpose centres and private clinics continues to strengthen the Orana’s position as a service provider.
The provision of training and educational support is a huge factor in continuing and extending the level of health services in the region. Institutions such as Charles Sturt University, the Western Institute of TAFE, and the University of Sydney’s School of Rural Health all contribute to the future development and mentoring of health professionals in the region including doctors, dentists, surgeons, pharmacists and nursing professionals.
Through locally relevant, yet internationally significant opportunities, research and development is also nurtured by these education providers. They work with regional health services and the public towards obtaining health-related solutions for the community. This includes reducing population health inequities and promoting the rural health workforce.