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.



AEROMEDICAL SUPPORT
PATIENT TRANSPORT (ROAD)
MOBILE DENTISTRY
PHYSICAL & MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
EDUCATION.

​No bride plans to spend her wedding night in hospital.

"It wasn't quite the way we had expected our wedding night to turn out," Mr Rasche said.

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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

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Filling service gaps in remote communities

08 Jan 2018

A NEW mobile outreach program is helping improve access to dental services in remote Tasmanian communities. Starting with Circular Head in the north west, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania is providing free screening, preventive and restorative dental services...

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Partnership helps Michelle hit health goals

04 Jan 2018

GEORGE Town woman Michelle Turpin credits a partnership approach – which involved setting her own goals then being supported to achieve them – with helping her health turn a corner.

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