The RFDS in QLD
Christopher Wallin, Managing Director of QCoal Group, has personally supported the RFDS for many years. In 2010, the QCoal Group became a proud Principal Partner of the RFDS (Queensland Section).
The QCoal Group is an independent Queensland-based company that has been active in coal exploration, discovery and development since 1989. At its Northern Hub just south of Collinsville in the upper Bowen Basin, the QCoal Group currently operates the Sonoma, Cows and Drake Mines. QCoal is also developing Byerwen coal project, west of the town of Glenden. It has been through innovation, collaboration and pragmatism that QCoal has been able to continue its organic growth and is now working hard to ensure sustainability for operations and communities.
Graphic: The QCoal Community Dental Service
This year, QCoal and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Qld Section) celebrate 10 years of partnership in support of rural and regional Queenslanders.
Initially a partnership between the QCoal Group and the RFDS, and later with both the QCoal Group and the QCoal Foundation, the two organisations are most proud of the flagship RFDS Dental Service, formerly the QCoal Community Dental Service, which has completed more than 15,000 appointments since it began.
This Service, delivered by the RFDS, has visited 25 locations across the length and breadth of the state including Collinsville, Winton, Sapphire, Monto, Dajarra, Camooweal, Cherbourg, Springsure, Jundah, Theodore, Clermont and Richmond - travelling over 63,000 kilometres and providing $8.8 million in dental care.
CLICK HERE for a short video to learn more about the partnership and, in particular, how the shared vision of these two great Queensland organisations has radically changed health service delivery for rural and regional Queenslanders for the better.
To check out QCoal Foundation's website click here.
The RFDS would like to thank Christopher and the QCoal Foundation for supporting our work and we look forward to making you proud of your connection.
Learn more about the RFDS Dental Service funded by QCoal Foundation and the Australian Government.