The RFDS in NSW/ACT
Graphic: Dental van with patients
Children living in the outback are suffering from some of the worst dental health we’ve ever seen. Many as young as three years old are having all their teeth removed. Families in remote communities simply don’t have the same access to dentists compared to those who live in the city.
This shouldn’t be happening. Children deserve better.
It is crucial that our dental team can regularly visit remote regions to treat, prevent and educate families on vital oral health and dental care.
Your support helps ensure our experienced dental team can travel regularly to remote areas to treat, prevent and educate children and their families on essential dental health.
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Dubbo RFDS Base
Dubbo Base, established in 1999, offers a range health services as well as being a top tourism attraction in the area.
Dubbo is home to The Outback Oral Health and Treatment (TOOTH) program, serving the remote communities of Collarenebri, Bourke, Lightning Ridge and Goodooga.
Dubbo conducts inter-hospital transfers, the coordination of flights for the Rural Aerial Health Service (RAHS), as well as emergency retrievals.
Bankstown RFDS Base
The RFDS base at Bankstown began operations in July 1994.
Bankstown Base is the home of the Rural Aerial Health Service (RAHS) which the RFDS operates on behalf of NSW Health. While administration and coordination of RAHS flights takes place at the Dubbo Base, the majority of flights are made from Bankstown.
Every day lives are lost when people are injured and no one with them knows first aid.