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DHSA Back On The Rural Road Again

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Doctors’ Health SA (DHSA) has been awarded further funding from the Country SA PHN to continue to promoting doctors health across country South Australia.

Over 100 rural doctors participated in the Healthy Doctors Dinner Seminars in nine rural locations during the last financial year. The success of these seminars with the positive feedback from doctors has supported the opportunity to take the Healthy Doctors Dinners to other rural regions.

"I enjoyed the camaraderie of my colleagues, and knowing that we are all human, picking up helpful tips from experienced GPs" said one rural GP participant. The program is interactive over an evening meal where the latest information regarding doctors’ health services and support are shared, as well as the ability to discuss and share strategies on remaining well and productive with local colleagues. The evening is facilitated by the DHSA clinical team, led by Medical Director, Dr Roger Sexton. 

The first Dinner is to be held in the Adelaide Hills on 12th October.  Doctors from the Hills as well those from neighbouring regions such as Murray Mallee, are invited to attend this free evening.  Dinners will also be held in the Barossa Valley, Victor Harbor, Whyalla, Port Pirie and Mid North.

“It is important that rural doctors are able to come together to discuss their own health. There are not many events where they can solely focus on themselves and this has been a large part of the success of these events”, said Dr Roger Sexton.

Bookings are required and the Adelaide Hills dinner is now open for registrations here.

You can also pre-register for the other regions by contacting DHSA Program Officer, Kiara Cannizzaro, at Kiara.cannizzaro@doctorshealthsa.com.au