Residents in Smooth Rock Falls and the surrounding area have the opportunity to join a new study ongoing at York University.

Announced yesterday by the town, the Toronto school is seeking participants to join a study regarding returning home from a stay at the hospital.

York University is seeking participants 18 or older from rural Ontario communities who are being discharged or have been discharged from hospital in the past 30 days to complete two phone interviews for the study.

Associate Professor at York University Mary Fox, leading the research project regarding care of patients and their families in Ontario hospitals says any participant will receive up to $75 for their time.

The project team includes researchers from, York, Ryerson University and Trent University as well as home care and hospital administrators.

For more information on the voluntary phone interviews you can go to the poster or for more details click here.