IMPROVING HEALTH CARE IN YOUR COMMUNITY
Are you interested in using Rotary volunteers to improve health care?
Medical volunteers ready to work with you .....
We've a group of health professionals, who are offering their expertise to work in a voluntary capacity to help improve medical care. So, this is an appeal to any Rotarian who wishes to be connected to them.
Whilst we cannot resolve deep rooted problems, these health professionals may be able to support your local services. They will be happy to travel and work alongside colleagues in your communities.
It is essential that a sponsoring Club provides the ground logistics and health authorities ensure that visiting health professionals conform to local requirements.
Some examples of sustainable projects are:
- Accidents and Emergency care – is there any scope for your A and E service to be improved?
- End of Life and palliative care – what is the status of these services, how can they be improved?
- School health – are there children with minor health problems being neglected? Do you have a school health service which could change the lives of some children?
- Continuous medical education (CME), Personal Performance reviews – do you have a system for self-improvement, identification of strengths and weaknesses of the medical team?
- Telemedicine – is your local health facilities linked to specialist centres?
- Physical handicaps – do you have a service to help those with physical handicaps?
- Prevention of accidents – domestic such as cooking fire, road traffic
- Mental health – how is this perceived in your community?
I’ve mentioned these as examples only. You may have a particular health need. I would be happy to seek support, whatever your need. I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr John Philip, Chairman Rotarian Doctors' Fellowship