Minister visit RFDS

Health Minister visits remote community with the RFDS

Date published

16 Sep 2021

The RFDS was proud to welcome Deputy Premier and Health Minister Roger Cook on board a flight with us to visit a remote COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bidydanga last week.

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Bidydanga is the largest Aboriginal community in WA, located 180 kilometres south of Broome, with 432 people eligible to be vaccinated.

It was a privilege to show Minister Cook the great work being done by the RFDS, Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Service and WA Country Health Service to ensure safe and effective delivery of vaccines to residents. 

RFDS Senior COVID-19 immunisation nurse Kate Jones and program lead Damien Whitham shared with Minister Cook the scope of the RFDS’ vaccine roll-out; so far administering nearly 1,200 COVID-19 vaccines to 25 remote Aboriginal communities across the Kimberley region of WA.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia is grateful to the Bidydanga community and Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services for their warm welcome.

The RFDS continues to work closely with our health partners including the Commonwealth Government, WA Country Health Service and local Aboriginal Medical Services to support the #rollupforwa effort.