What we do in Tasmania

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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 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.

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RFDS Cradle Mountain Trek, 2018

When

31 Oct - 5 Nov 2018

Where

Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

Who

RFDS and Inspired Adventures
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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

Rural Health Minister visits Launceston

04 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.

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A Day in the life of an RFDS Patient Transport Officer

31 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 stick

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