Sick child comforted by mother

The Royal Far West Centre for Country Kids has been opened by the new Australian Governor-General David Hurley in Manly to support children living in rural areas with developmental disorders and disabilities. 

The centre will provide online support through virtual counselling, speech and occupational therapy services, as well as provide a space for travelling families to be comfortable after long trips from rural and regional areas. 

The centre will house 150 speech therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, occupational therapists and nurses to give rural children better health opportunities. 

There are also classrooms in the centre to allow children to complete schoolwork while travelling to the centre so they don't fall behind. 

Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Prime Minster Michael McCormack were also present in unveiling the new centre. 

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