Statement from Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section), CEO, Meredith Staib:
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) fully supports the Office of Rural Health initiative announced by Health Minister Stephen Miles.
The RFDS has been providing health care services to regional, rural and remote parts of the country for more than 90 years. We firmly believe any measures resulting in greater access to health services, improved training and resources for rural medical professionals, and improved patient quality and safety for people living in rural areas of the state is a move in the right direction.
We look forward to supporting this initiative and working closely with the Office of Rural Health to ensure the absolute success of its goals and ambitions for the people of rural and remote Queensland.