Radiology SA believes in working together to benefit patients and our local community. To achieve this, Radiology SA has established RSA cares. This unique outreach initiative has three programs aimed at supporting the wider community in three distinct and meaningful ways that resonate with our community and staff.
The RSA Give Program provides donations to registered charities on a quarterly basis. RSA cares about its people and we care about the causes and charities near and dear to them. Our staff are given the opportunity to nominate and vote on charities to be recipients of the RSA Give Program.
RSA supports charities aligned with the following themes:
- Prevention and wellness
- Cure and/or provision of care
- Local community organisations
- Environmental causes
Current recipient organisation: Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF)
Historically, Radiology SA has supported the following charities:
- The Mary Potter Foundation Inc
- The Cancer Council
- Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP)
- Neurosurgical Research Foundation
- Royal Australian College of Surgeons (RACS)
- Beyond Blue
- MS Society of SA & NT
- The Smith Family
- Flood Appeal
- Cure Brain Cancer Foundation
Our RSA Partner Program provides a corporate contribution to a brain cancer charity.
Many people in our community have been impacted by cancer to some degree, whether directly or indirectly. For several RSA staff this hit close to home when fellow colleague Ken Ho passed away from brain cancer in October 2018, at the age of 28.
The diagnosis of a brain tumour places enormous challenges upon both the diagnosed, their immediate family and their support network. Whilst brain cancer is not as prevalent as a number of other cancers the demands it places on community support and fundraising is significant.
The RSA Partner Program will contribute to a brain cancer charity (or facility) and is aimed at improving the quality of life, and standard of care, for brain cancer patients and their family.
The RSA Support Program is all about providing encouragement and support for students studying in health care, in particular students experiencing financial and/or educational disadvantage.
We want to continually support the training of quality health care professionals, for the long term benefit of our patients, and the wider community.
The RSA Support Program provides a grant for two students per academic year.
Students will be selected from the following institutions:
- University of South Australia - annual grant for a commencing or continuing student enrolled to study a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)
- Flinders University - annual grant for a commencing or continuing student enrolled to study a post graduate Doctor of Medicine