The RFDS in QLD

What we do

As a well-established and trusted aeromedical provider, the RFDS (Queensland Section) is positioned to deliver the finest care to the furthest corner. We take pride in delivering quality aeromedical retrieval services, as well as essential primary and preventative healthcare to regional, rural and remote Queenslanders.

Each year in Queensland the RFDS:

  • visits more than 100 remote communities communities, providing over 98,000 episodes of care
  • provides healthcare over an area of 1.73 million square kilometres
  • delivers approximately 250 episodes of care each day
  • holds more than 5,300 health clinics
  • transports more than 11,700 patients to and from acute hospitals and specialist services
  • provides much needed advice to more than 16,000 people through remote medical consults via phone or video-link
  • improves regional Queenslanders' oral health through the RFDS Dental Service
  • 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