The RFDS in QLD
What we do
Each year in Queensland the RFDS:
• Visits more than 100 remote communities each year providing a full range of health care services including GP, child and maternal health, mental and oral health to more than 98,000 people
• Holds more than 5,300 remote health clinics stretching from the far north to south west Queensland.
• Transports more than 11,700 patients to and from acute hospitals and specialist services from Birdsville to Brisbane, from Thursday Island to Cairns or from Townsville to Mount Isa.
• Improves the dental health of regional Queenslanders through the RFDS Dental Service
• Provides much needed advice to almost 16,600 remote medical consults by phone or video-link
• Administers over 3,000 immunisations
All RFDS bases in Queensland (except Longreach) provide an aeromedical retrieval service for emergencies.Read more
QLD Primary health care
The RFDS provide a comprehensive range of health care services at a range of locations including rural towns, remote stations, mines, oil fields, national parks and island resorts.Read more
QLD Tele-health and medical chest
RFDS Medical Officers provide a 24 hour medical consultation service via telephone and radio transmission.Read more
Qld Oral Health
Thanks to Commonwealth funding, we are able to deliver vital oral health services to 14 remote communities throughout Queensland via our RFDS Dental Service.Read more
Health Promotion in Qld
Health promotion underpins all of the RFDS’s health services and covers health promotion and illness prevention, as well as community capacity building.Read more
QLD Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
The RFDS is continuing to develop its mental health and wellbeing services to assist in addressing the health needs of those in rural and remote areas.Read more
RFDS (Queensland Section) has a fleet of 20 aeromedical aircraft comprising 17 Beechcraft King Air B200 Series and three King Air B350C.Our Fleet
Brisbane RFDS Base
The RFDS Brisbane Base commenced operations out of Queensland Ambulance's Terminal at Brisbane Airport, on 3 July 1995, with the current base location commencing operations next door in 1998.
The Base is exclusively an emergency aeromedical base, providing retrieval and inter-hospital transfers. The terminal facilitates receipt of patients transported to Brisbane by the RFDS, as well as receipt of patients transported by other aeromedical providers such as Queensland and NSW Ambulance Services. Clinical coordination is provided by Queensland Health employed doctors and aircraft tasking by RSQ.