The RFDS in NSW/ACT
Graphic: Transferring patient
When an accident happens in metro cities and towns, a major hospital is often less than 30 minutes away. Australians have the peace of mind that help is always available. But when a life is at risk in remote Australia, precision planning and expertly trained medical staff are the only option. In the outback, there is no time to waste.
Darrel was travelling with a group to Birdsville in the outback. They were prepared for a breakdown, a flat tyre, or to get stuck in the mud, but they weren’t prepared for Darrel to have a heart attack.
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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.