Survey seeks health care needs and experiences

Your input is valuable and will be of great assistance in the formation of a plan —please complete the survey!

Editor, The Times:

The Clearwater chapter of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice (RRDFP) is an organization representing the family doctors in our community.

We are working on a project called “A GP for Me”, which aims to improve our health care system by improving access to family doctors, strengthening relationships with them and providing better support for vulnerable patients.

We are conducting a survey to learn more about the health care needs and experiences of Clearwater and the rest of the North Thompson Valley from Little Fort to Blue River.

The community health survey and boxes for collection of completed surveys will be available at the following locations:

• Little Fort: Jim’s Food Market

• Clearwater: Clearwater Medical Centre, Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital, Yellowhead Community Services, Pharmasave, Dutch Lake Community Centre – Seniors Room, Clearwater Library, Clearwater Food Bank and Evergreen Acres.

• Birch Island: Dee’s General Store

• Vavenby: Vavenby General Store

• Avola: Post Office

• Blue River: Post Office

There will also be an online version of this survey—a link will be posted once the digital survey has been uploaded.

Deadline for submission of the survey is Tuesday, Nov. 3. I would be very happy to deliver and/or pick up surveys if you are otherwise unable to.

I am also doing community engagement sessions, so if you’d like to me to come and speak to your organization or coffee group, please feel free to contact me.

The Clearwater chapter of RRDFP looks forward to working with you as we move forward with the “A GP for Me” project.

Your input is valuable and will be of great assistance in the formation of a plan —please complete the survey!

If you have further comments to make, please contact me and we can chat.

Laura Soles

Clearwater chapter coordinator

Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice

 

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