Flying Doctor donation kiosk lands in Kalgoorlie

Date published

14 Oct 2020
Keys - RFDS

A new roving Flying Doctor donation kiosk is expected to turn the heads of travellers and their loved ones at the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Regional Airport over the next month.

Travellers can watch a slideshow of images captured by Flying Doctor crews across the vast and remote regions of Western Australia to deliver emergency and community healthcare.

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport is the first venue in the Goldfields to host the kiosk and travellers through the airport are encouraged to ‘tap when they travel’ in support of their Flying Doctor.

Through a partnership with local removalist service Keys – The Moving Solution, the Flying Doctor kiosk will be located between sites within Kalgoorlie Boulder and rotated on a monthly basis.

Keys – The Moving Solution have transported the kiosk from Perth to Kalgoorlie and agreed to move the kiosk to a range of venues around the town over the coming months.

RFDS Western Operations General Manager for Health Service Delivery James Sherriff said the Goldfields-Esperance region was no doubt much loved Flying Doctor country.

“Many people living in Kalgoorlie-Boulder and surrounds know how important the Flying Doctor is to daily life. We encourage people when passing through the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Airport to consider making a donation to help us fly further across WA,” Mr Sherriff said.

“You never know when you might need us, but with your support, we can continue to be there for all who live, work and travel across WA.”

Over the last year (FY19-20), the Flying Doctor retrieved 1,621 patients from the Goldfields region. That’s approximately four patients retrieved each day, with one in four patients retrieved from mine sites.