This week’s ABC Four Corners program shared the devastating stories of four patients who each suffered significant disability or death as a result of the care they received at their local regional hospital. All their stories were preventable and it is important we acknowledge the continued pain and grief those patients and their families endure each day. Our health system failed them. Indigenous Australians far more likely to die from cancer, new data shows Read more Patients deserve the highest standard of healthcare no matter where they live. About three in 10 Australians live in rural and remote areas where they can face challenges because of their geographic isolation, including difficulty accessing health services. Consequently they often have poorer outcomes than people in metropolitan areas. Potentially avoidable deaths are those of people aged under 75 that may have been preventable. A 2018 health report by the Australian Institute of […]