Your Flying Doctor lands in the Riverland at least once a day, airlifting locals who need life-saving care or specialist medical treatment. Our crews do this 24/7, through all light and weather conditions.
To enhance patient safety and care, the RFDS is set to build a state-of-the-art Patient Transfer Facility in Renmark.
Currently, local patients requiring stabilisation are cared for outside, on the tarmac. Our new facility will enable medical crews to treat more than 600 patients each year in a safe and secure setting.
Every dollar donated by the Riverland community will go directly towards this landmark initiative.
The RFDS Renmark Patient Transfer Facility will feature:
> A stabilisation bay for retrieval teams to manage deteriorating patients prior to flight
> A climate controlled environment supporting the patient care provided by RFDS and SA Ambulance Service (SAAS) crews
> A spacious floor plan to accommodate multiple patients and crews at the same time
> Modern amenities including a private patient bathroom and crew rest area
> Direct access from aircraft to Patient Transfer Facility
> A secure undercover ambulance bay for the protected