Graphic: Andy Moore accepting the award on behalf of the RFDS

Royal Flying Doctor Service awarded United Nations community honour

Date published

29 Aug 2017

The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) awarded the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) a prestigious Community Award at its 2017 Peace Program Lifework Awards presentation in Sydney on Friday 25 August.

"As the largest aeromedical organisation in the world, the RFDS was acknowledged for the breadth of our work, covering a 'waiting room' of 7.13 million square kilometres and providing primary healthcare and 24-hour aeromedical emergency services to country Australia for almost nine decades," said RFDS CEO Martin Laverty.

"We feel honoured to have received this recognition.

"We wouldn't be able to deliver the finest care to the furthest corners without our hard working team members, generous supporters and partners in the communities we serve. This award is recognition for them as much it is for the organisation as a whole." .

Andy and Maria

RFDS South Eastern Section General Manager of Marketing Andy Moore and Business Manager Maria Cade represented the service at the awards.