The RFDS in TAS
Tasmanian Mission: To improve health outcomes for all Tasmanians with a specific focus on remote and rural areas.
Based at Launceston Airport, Western Junction, RFDS Tasmania was officially formed on September 12, 1960, and has steadily grown over the past 60 years from a solely aeromedical service into a holistic health care provider servicing almost every municipality in the state.
With the aim of tackling chronic disease and reducing the rate of hospital admissions RFDS Tasmania delivers a range of primary health care services and community projects to benefit all Tasmanians, including an award-winning dental outreach program and mental health and physical health programs that are all provided free of charge.
Our mobile and visiting dental care services are currently operating on King and Flinders Islands, the East Coast and in North West Tasmania.
Our primary health services are delivered in 11 local government areas and includes youth mental health services and recently introduced mobile health hub buses to reach more rural communities.
Non-emergency patient transport (NEPT) services are delivered from the base at Launceston Airport in conjunction with RFDS Victoria.
RFDS Tasmania is accredited against the National Safety and Quality in Health Care Standards and certified against the National Mental Health Standards
We run an education program that involves primary and secondary schools and a suite of online education resources for teachers and students.
In addition, we support RFDS South Eastern Section which, in partnership with Ambulance Tasmania, fills the vital role of providing emergency trauma evacuations and inter-hospital transfers by supplying the state's fixed wing air ambulance.