Posted by: Gregoryno6 | November 13, 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

‘The Royal Flying Doctor Service… provides 24/7 primary medical care to people living and travelling in the inland and remote outback of Australia. Their medical services cover 80% of Australia (an area of 7.3 million square kilometres – equivalent to the size of western Europe.’
Deano tells the story of a great Australian institution.

Aces Flying High

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS – a not-for-profit, registered charitable aeromedical organisation) provides 24/7 primary medical care to people living and travelling in the inland and remote outback of Australia. Their medical services cover 80% of Australia (an area of 7.3 million square kilometres – equivalent to the size of western Europe!) and without the quick response of the RFDS an accident or serious illness in these areas could be life threatening (out there you are just too far away from the nearest medical centre or hospital. The distances are vast and rugged!). Something the people out there are forever thankful of.

Given the RFDS is an essential service to many people in Australia, a large percentage of the required funding comes from Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. Governments alone do not fund the service though and the RFDS relies greatly on the generosity of donations from the general public and businesses to…

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