WDMH’s strategic plan identifies research as a strategic priority. We want to make evidence-informed decisions, always asking ‘why’ and ‘how can we do this better’. Then we want to apply the knowledge that we gain for better patient care.
We have the opportunity to encourage established researchers to include the rural environment and related factors in their research projects. Our focus is on increasing participation, awareness and knowledge about the research process by being part of existing research teams and projects.
Research impacts healthcare delivery. In particular, research at WDMH benefits rural healthcare delivery for our local communities.