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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.
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.
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.
Essendon RFDS Base
The Essendon Base began operations in September 1998 as part of a contract with Air Ambulance Victoria to provide pilots, aircraft and engineering services. When that contract ended in 2011 the RFDS Southeast Section established a Non-Emergency Patient Transfer Service (NEPTS) for the people of Victoria.
Mascot RFDS Base
Mascot Base, established in 2003, supports the provision of air ambulance services across NSW under contract with the Ambulance Service of NSW. This means that RFDS pilots, flying our aircraft, deliver the service with Ambulance NSW medical staff on board.