The RFDS in WA
Graphic: Yakanarra Clinic
In addition to the emergency aero medical retrievals in WA, we also provide General Practice Health Care (PHC) Clinics from our facilities in Jandakot, Kalgoorlie, Port Hedland, Meekatharra and Broome. Fly-in, fly-out clinics are conducted to provide a much needed service to locations that do not see a Medical Practitioner on a regular basis. The PHC clinics are coordinated by staff at our facilities, and in some instances with the support of a Remote Area Nurse stationed at the location. Collaborative partnerships in health care are a cornerstone of health service delivery to rural and remote areas of our state. As the photo below indicates there are many challenges to providing health care to the bush, not the least of which is the weather.