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
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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
Gift from Launceston Distillery13 Aug 2018
The RFDS Launceston held a wonderfully successful, and enjoyable, whisky tasting and silent auction on August 9th. Our near neighbour, the Launceston Distillery, generously donated their very first 20 litre French Oak Apera cask of whisky.Read full story
RFDS TAS receive community service grant for dental care13 Aug 2018
RFDS TAS have been awarded a 2018 Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation Community Service Grant. This grant will allow the RFDS to increase the number of trips, and the quality of care provided to vulnerable and Indigenous Tasmanians living in regional areas.Read full story