This year the Bundaberg-based Royal Flying Doctor Service transported more than 1,800 patients and flew more 728,000 kilometres.
The figures have been released as part of the organisation’s latest annual patient and aviation statistics for 2022.
RFDS (Queensland Section) Chief Executive Officer Meredith Staib said the organisation would continue to grow its services to meet the increasing need.
“On the ground, in the air, and behind the scenes, I’m incredibly proud to work alongside the dedicated team across RFDS as we continue to advocate for the communities we serve and improve healthcare for people in regional, rural, and remote Queensland,” Ms Staib said.
“Our Bundaberg-based crews act a vital lifeline for communities across the region, providing life-saving services and helping to connect them with specialist hospital care.
“As we prepare to enter the 95th year of the Flying Doctor, we remain committed to transforming, innovating, and expanding our services to ensure we’re able to lead the way in delivering healthcare to Queenslanders, no matter where they live.”
Figures show Royal Flying Doctor Service Bundaberg-based crews:
- Transported more than 1,800 patients via the organisation’s aeromedical retrieval service which includes the inter-hospital transfer service which is delivered in partnership with the Queensland Government
- Flew more than 728,000 kilometres
- Landed 2,770 times
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