What we do in Tasmania

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RFDS Tasmania (South Eastern Section) works in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania to fill the vital role  of providing emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.

We deliver a broad range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians, including an award-winning dental outreach program and mental and physical health programmes that are all provided free of charge.

The RFDS operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and Tasmania's plane makes more than 1200 flights per year between airstrips on King, Flinders and Cape Barren Islands and at Queenstown, Wynyard, Burnie, Devonport, Smithton, St Helens, Launceston, Hobart and Melbourne.

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A mother's worst nightmare

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.
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AEROMEDICAL SUPPORT
PATIENT TRANSPORT (ROAD)
MOBILE DENTISTRY
PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
EDUCATION

Launceston Outdoor Lifestyle Expo

When

1-3 Feb 2019

Where

Launceston Showgrounds, Inveresk

Who

Outdoor Lifestyle Expo
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Cardiac patient baby Scarlett Morgan

Saving baby Scarlett

“In less than 24 hours we went from ‘your little girl has pneumonia’ to ‘she needs open-heart surgery - now.'”

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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 0509

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Latest news stories

Hobart office opened by Governor

12 Feb 2019

We've spread our wings! View photos of the grand Hobart Office opening ceremony at Government House and meet our latest scholarship recipient and two terrific long-term donors.

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30 years' flying for RFDS

11 Jan 2019

SE section CEO Greg Sam presented Cpt Stan Griffiths with his 30 years of service award and fellow pilots, paramedics who have worked with Stan and RFDS staff from every section were there to witness the achievement and offer congratulations.

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