The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) takes the finest care to the furthest corners of the land.
Established in 1928 by the Reverend John Flynn, the RFDS has grown to become the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisation of its kind in the world, delivering 24-hour emergency aeromedical and primary health care services to all those who live, work and travel throughout Australia.
With a waiting room of 7.7 million square kilometres, it provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia.
Today, the RFDS conducts more than 335,000 patient consults across Australia every year – that’s one person every two minutes.
In Queensland, the RFDS currently operates from nine bases at Brisbane, Bundaberg, Cairns, Charleville, Longreach, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Roma and Townsville. These bases form a strategic network of aeromedical services as well as delivering a broad range of health care programs including general practice, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, child and family health, social and emotional wellbeing, mental health, women’s health, oral health and health promotion activities.
The RFDS is a not-for-profit organisation. While supported by the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments, the Flying Doctor relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and aeromedically fit-out its aircraft, purchase vital medical equipment and enhance operational facilities.
To support the RFDS visit: https://www.flyingdoctor.org.au/qld/