The research team at the University of South Australia's Department of Rural Health is currently undertaking one of the largest health surveys ever to be carried out in regional South Australia, with more than 162,000 households across South Australia invited to participate. The purpose of the survey is to understand the health care needs of people living in regional South Australia, and to identify areas where the health system could improve to better serve these needs.
When the study is complete (later this year), the research team will not only share the findings of the study with local communities, but will also engage with these communities to assist in the development of strategies that may help to address the health care needs of people living in these regions. This will ensure that the solutions proposed are both suitable and meaningful to these communities. The research team therefore urges all residents living in rural, remote and regional South Australia to participate in the survey to make sure their health care needs do not get overlooked in these discussions.
For people interested in taking part in the study, the survey can be accessed HERE For people who do not have internet access, a paper copy of the regional health survey can be requested by calling 1800 905 825.