Graphic: Flying Doctor Memory Lane officially launches in Victoria.
On Monday, 24 May, the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria officially launched its brand new service, Flying Doctor Memory Lane.
Memory Lane is a free service that supports people in end of life care to visit a place of personal significance. It is intended to not only bring joy to the patient, but to also ensure beautiful memories for their family and friends.
Transports are facilitated by volunteers from within RFDS Victoria’s Mobile Patient Care service, and utilise purpose built vehicles to ensure clients reach their moment safely and comfortably.
The Melbourne launch event took place during National Palliative Care Week, and included messages from RFDS Victoria Chair Denis Henry, Chief Executive Scott Chapman and Palliative Care Victoria CEO, Adjunct Associate Professor Violet Platt. David Mann AM kept proceedings moving in his role as MC.
The key note address was delivered by David Hills AO, a former Chairman of RFDS Central Operations Division. David shared a personal story about his own experience with Memory Lane during an incredibly challenging time.
The event also included the unveiling of Memory lane’s two custom-built transport vehicles. These vehicles have been specifically designed to feature a less clinical look and feel to the regular patient transport vehicles. Thanks are extended to service partners Amtek, Interleasing, Label Concepts and Stryker for their generous support in bringing these vehicles to life.
RFDS Victoria would like to extend its gratitude to those who came along to the launch event, as well as every single person who has donated to Memory Lane. Your support has been critical to the success of this service.