The RFDS in TAS
What we do in Tasmania
RFDS Tasmania supports the aeromedical service and reaches out to communities to deliver a broad range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians.
In Tasmania, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) South Eastern Section works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role in the delivery of essential health care services by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.
The RFDS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide Tasmanians with services which include emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers to take patients to the specialist care they need.
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A mother's worst nightmareMore details
PATIENT TRANSPORT (ROAD)
PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
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RFDS Cradle Mountain Trek, 2018More details
Saving baby Scarlett
Saving baby Scarlett
“In less than 24 hours we went from ‘your little girl has pneumonia’ to ‘she needs open-heart surgery - now.'”Read Saving baby Scarlett
Help keep the Flying Doctor Service in the air and on the ground.
Every amount donated, whether large or small helps keep RFDS Tasmania working towards a healthier future for all, but especially, rural and remote Tasmanians. Donate here or call us today on (03) 6391 0509Support Us
Latest news stories
Rural Health Minister visits Launceston04 Jul 2018
It was a pleasure to have the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Launceston today to see how the Coalition Government’s four-year commitment to the RFDS of $327 million will ensure essential services are available.Read full story
A Day in the life of an RFDS Patient Transport Officer31 Mar 2018
Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stickRead full story