Partnering to Fill Gaps

Date published

29 Jan 2018

A recent partnership saw the Flying Doctor and Omeo District Health collaborate to deliver dental care to that community. Due to a clinician shortage in the region, their regular clinic was unable to operate. Using our portable equipment we provided treatment to community members, ensuring they could receive much needed screenings and treatments that they would otherwise be required to travel to receive. 

In Far East Gippsland, RFDS Victoria has partnered with Gippsland PHN, Gippsland Lake Community Health, Bush Nursing Centres, Orbost Regional Health, Latrobe Regional Health and Monash University to develop a Psychological Service to meet the growing mental health needs or the rurally isolated communities in Far East Gippsland. Partnerships with organisations such as these allow services to be efficiently and effectively integrated with existing community services, ensuring patients receive the best care available, where and when they need it. 

If you have an idea for collaboration, get in touch with Margaret Kuhne, General Manager Primary Health at margaret.kuhne@rfdsvic.com.au.