SleepMaker and Flying Doctor partnership takes off

SleepMaker and Flying Doctor partnership takes off

Date published

03 May 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is delighted to announce a new three-year community partnership with SleepMaker - originated in Australia in the 1930s and now owned by The Comfort Group which is the largest bedding and foam manufacturer in Australasia, employing over 1,200 staff. This three-year partnership is based on supporting vital emergency and primary healthcare services to those in remote and rural areas across Australia. 

Frank Quinlan, the Federation Executive Director of the RFDS of Australia said that when it comes to good health, there is nothing more basic than a good night’s sleep.

“The science today clearly shows that sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge and helps the body remain healthy and stave off disease.” Frank said.“Without enough good sleep, the brain cannot function – so we are excited to have the support of SleepMaker over the next three years as a national community partner, working together to improve the health of Australians.”

SleepMaker General Manager Anton McKernan said the company is immensely proud to partner with the RFDS which has more than 1,000 Australian patient contacts every day. “This community partnership enables Sleepmaker to directly contribute to improving health outcomes for Australians who live beyond mainstream health services,” Mr McKernan said.

“We at Sleepmaker, as an Australian business whose products are designed to deliver the health benefits of a good night’s sleep, are pleased to partner with the RFDS and have an opportunity to help bring good health to Australians living across the RFDS national service footprint.”

In recognition of this new partnership, SleepMaker is launching a new range of mattresses that are inspired by the RFDS and makes healthcare accessible to all Australians. This will help make a real difference for people who are living, working, and travelling in rural and remote Australia.

SleepMaker RFDS partnership