Victorian Primary Care Partnership

For many years, rural residents in Loddon and the Greater Bendigo Shires have raised issues about the lack of access to reliable mobile phone and internet services. During COVID-19, when the only way to participate in many aspects of everyday life was through digital access, Bendigo Loddon Primary Care Partnership’s (BLPCP’s) partner organisations highlighted the increased burden this placed on rural residents. BLPCP interviewed some self nominated rural households between May 14 and June 11, 2020, to find out how these issues impacted their access to education, work, telehealth, and social support

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