Ensuring regional communities can provide the highest quality care with access to the latest equipment and training is a priority for The Hospital Research Foundation Group.
We are also committed to easing the burden for country patients when they travel to Adelaide to access treatments through our Under Our Roof program, which offers accommodation for country cancer patients and their families.
Country Health Support
Under Our Roof provides family-style accommodation for country cancer patients and their support networks to stay in while receiving treatment at hospitals in Adelaide.
A detailed, educational video has been created for regional clinicians and SA Ambulance officers to better identify the symptoms of stroke, as getting treatment quickly is a critical factor in the survival and recovery from stroke.
Providing a $300,000 grant to the regional Local Health Networks in South Australia to help fund much-needed healthcare equipment.
Providing training to rural and remote doctors and midwives as part of our ‘Healthy Newborn Project’ so they can administer ultrasounds on pregnant mothers and babies in regional communities.
Delivering health and wellbeing programs, including specialised neurophysiotherapy, crisis counselling, wellness coaching and occupational therapy, to people living with Parkinson’s and those on the NDIS in regional areas.
Supporting the review of an innovative Nurse-Led Ambulatory Service at Port Pirie which aims to reduce hospital admissions and emergency department presentations.
Investigating the sustainability and development of a regional stroke coordinator to improve stroke outcomes for rural South Australians by reducing time to treatment, streamlining workflow and improving access to clinical trials.