The RFDS in NSW/ACT
While 10-year-old Nicola was feeding her horses, one of them kicked her in the face and she was seriously injured.
In Australia, injury is the leading cause of death and hospitalisation of children under 15 years of age. These rates rise dramatically for people living in remote Australia.
We can’t stop accidents occurring to children, but with your support, we can be prepared to help when an unexpected tragedy does happen.
We need your support to ensure we can be there, on call 24/7 to help isolated families in an emergency.
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Graphic: One of the many family's helped by the Royal Flying Doctor Service's South Eastern section
Our South Eastern Section provides life-saving emergency evacuations and comprehensive primary healthcare services across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, southwest Queensland, eastern and northern South Australia.
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.