Posted by Colin West on Jun 12, 2017
To whom it may concern For people living in country SA, timely access to the health services that they need or desire may not always be possible because of distance, transportation issues, and service availability. This suggests that people living in country SA may have unmet health care needs. To address this issue, the University of South Australia Department of Rural Health are conducting a ground breaking study that is examining the health care expectations and experiences of country South Australians in order to better understand the health needs of people living in country SA, and to identify areas where the health system / local region could assist to better serve these needs. The state-wide survey is open to persons over the age of 18 years, who have used a health care service or received any health intervention / therapy within the last 12 months, and live in country SA. The reason for this email is that we are looking for ways to increase local awareness of this important project. We therefore ask if you would be keen to promote this survey to your Rotary Club membership / local contacts. Should you be interested, we would be happy to send you some examples of materials that you could use to inform your network of the study (e.g. email, flyer, newsletter article). As a measure of our gratitude for your support, your organisation will be clearly acknowledged in all future publications and presentations arising from the project. Please note that this project has been approved by the UniSA Human Research Ethics Committee. Further information about the survey can be found at: Should you have any questions about the project, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Dr Matthew Leach Department of Rural Health University of South Australia Nicolson Ave Whyalla SA 5608 Phone: (08) 8302 2413 Email: