The RFDS in QLD

What we do

Each year in Queensland the RFDS:

• visits more than 90 remote communities each year providing a full range of healthcare services including GP, child and maternal health, mental and oral health to more than 260 people each day
• holds more than 6,100 remote health clinics stretching from the far-north to south-west Queensland
• transports more than 11,500 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 16,800 remote medical consults by phone or video-link
• administers more than 3,700 immunisations.

Aeromedical Retrieval

Aeromedical Retrieval

All RFDS bases in Queensland (except Longreach) provide an aeromedical retrieval service for emergencies.

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Primary Health Care

Primary Health Care

The RFDS provide a comprehensive range of healthcare services to regional, rural and remote Queensland communities.

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Tele-health and medical chest

Telehealth and Medical Chest

RFDS medical officers provide a 24-hour medical consultation service via telephone and radio transmission.

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Oral Health

Oral Health

Thanks to Commonwealth funding, we are able to deliver vital oral health services to remote communities via our RFDS Dental Service.

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Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Health promotion underpins the RFDS’s health services and covers illness prevention, as well as community capacity building.

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Mental Health and Wellbeing

Mental Health and Wellbeing

The Flying Doctor's mental health and wellbeing services assist in addressing the health needs of those in rural and remote areas.

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Our Fleet

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RFDS (Queensland Section) has a fleet of 20 aeromedical aircraft comprising 16 Beechcraft King Air B200 Series and four King Air B350CHW.

Our Fleet

Locations

Our Bases