Whitehaven Coal partners with Royal Far West to bridge healthcare gap

Whitehaven Coal (ASX: WHC) has partnered with Royal Far West (RFW) in an initiative to provide scholarships to bridge the healthcare gap for children in rural and remote communities.

Established in 1924, RFW provides essential multi-disciplinary health and disability services to country children and their families with a primary focus on developmental health issues.

With services offered via telecare, direct community outreach and its Centre for Country Kids in Manly, no child is left behind due to geographical barriers.

RFW’s culturally sensitive and community-focused approach aims to fill the gaps in the healthcare system for the most vulnerable families and communities by providing multidisciplinary health, education and disability services for children up to 12 years old.

Royal Far West corporate partnerships manager Kamila Chylewski commented on the partnership.

“With over 150 paediatric clinicians, including physicians, paediatrics, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and other allied health professionals, she said.

“We are extremely grateful to companies like Whitehaven for their support. The contribution from organisations like these enables us to continue supporting country children’s health and wellbeing.

“Five children will benefit from Whitehaven’s $25k contribution towards scholarships that will help to address immediate health needs and ensure long-term support for the children and their families.”

The scholarships cover up to two weeks of accommodation and meals at Royal Far West Lodge, allowing children, their parents and sibling access to the Centre for Country Kids in Manly.

Whitehaven Coal general manager community engagement Darren Swain says the company is thrilled to be supporting Royal Far West.

“Whitehaven is committed to supporting our local communities, focusing on critical areas where we can make a meaningful contribution, such as health and education,” he said.

“This partnership underscores the importance of sustainable, community-focused support for our future generations.

“Ensuring the health and wellbeing of our children is paramount, and we are proud that our support of Royal Far West will enable them to continue offering vital medical services to those most in need.”