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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RFDS Cradle Mountain Trek, 2018


31 Oct - 5 Nov 2018


Cradle Mountain, Tasmania


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

Gift from Launceston Distillery

13 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.

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RFDS TAS receive community service grant for dental care

13 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.

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