Goondir Health Services is also looking forward to establishing an alliance with Medicare Local in providing a Video link-up Health Service.

Medicare Locals provide an opportunity and have responsibility to ensure that Closing the Gap remains a strategic priority now and into the long-term. Medicare Locals are charged with addressing local needs and including those crucial to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
The primary role of Medicare Local Telehealth Support Officers will be to identify areas of greatest need for telehealth training and supports for their region and the areas mostly likely to adopt telehealth practice.

These officers will work with clinicians, practitioners and practice clinical/support staff within the primary care sector to build telehealth capacity, readiness and assist with the adoption of telehealth practice and uptake.