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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Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania is working with existing services and community partners to improve health outcomes by focusing on health promotion, prevention and early detection. Right as Rain has been developed to address the specific health needs of individual communities.

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RFDS selected as finalist in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Business Excellence Awards

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania! They have been selected as finalists in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Business Excellence Awards!

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New rural primary health services announced

20 Dec 2016

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania and a consortium of local Government Councils to deliver improved health outcomes in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O’Day, George Town and Flinders Island.

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