TRRH Telehealth Services
Hunter New England Health provides a range of public health services to the Hunter, New England and Lower Mid North Coast regions, as well as specialist services throughout northern NSW.
Residents of this area currently travel more than 20 million kilometres a year to attend booked appointments with us.
Our aim is to keep people healthy and in their communities, and to provide people with timely and equitable access to world-class clinical services. Telehealth is one of our strategies to achieve these goals.
Telehealth is the secure transmission of a clinical consultation by videoconference over the internet. This is a way for you to have consultations with health professionals without the need and inconvenience of you travelling to hospital.
A Hunter New England Health clinician can connect to you over the internet whether you are at home, at work, in a residential aged care facility, at your GP or your local community hospital.
Telehealth allows you to talk to, hear and see health professionals using high-speed internet, cameras, speakers and monitors at both locations. The software HNE Health uses is similar to Skype, though is completely secure, encrypted and confidential.