First new RFDS WA facility in 50 years opens in Broome

Date published

11 May 2016

The first new Royal Flying Doctor Service facility in Western Australia in 50 years has officially opened in Broome.

RFDS Chief Executive Officer Grahame Marshall said "this is a significant milestone for the Flying Doctor and will not only increase our physical footprint, but most importantly build our capability in delivering the most effective aero medical care to all West Australians, 365 days per year."

Mr Marshall said the demand for our life saving services has increased substantially in the Kimberley region over the past 5 years, and the new facilities will ensure the RFDS can continue to meet the increasing and changing demand for our aero medical services in the north in the fastest and most efficient way.

"With two aircraft hangars and a state of the art patient treatment centre; the introduction of additional capacity to Broome will mean the RFDS is better placed to more quickly respond to emergencies throughout the Kimberley and the Pilbara, enabling reduced flight times, and ultimately providing better outcomes for patients in the region."

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