The Royal Flying Doctor Service Aero Medical Simulator has been travelling around the Bundaberg Region to give the community a glimpse of how crews work on a daily basis.

The simulator is a replica of the King Air B200 and is slightly larger than the actual RFDS aircrafts flown to medical emergencies across the state.

On Monday morning, the specialised piece of equipment was stationed at Kendall Flat, demonstrating to interested residents.

“The intent of the RFDS (Queensland Section) simulator is to bring a sense of the healthcare service experienced daily in the remote and rural communities of Queensland,” RFDS Senior Community Advisor Rebecca Savis said.

“As part of our strategic initiative and moving towards 100 years, the simulator has re-commenced its journey to visit schools, local community groups and shows (to name a few) after restrictions due to the pandemic.

“We love to educate the people we meet by sharing that the RFDS don’t only fly around the state, that we offer many services.”

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Constantine and Danté Spence in the RFDS Aero Medical Simulator.

Rebecca said for 95 years the organisation had worked closely with local communities to deliver health services.

These include GP and nurse clinics, dental services, telehealth, mental health and wellbeing services, allied health services and emergency medical care.

She said local residents had been eager to learn more about the organisation.

“We’ve just had a very busy month travelling and this week and a half we’ve dedicated to the Bundaberg community,” Rebecca said.

“We have visited Shalom Catholic College, Woolworths Sugarland and Bargara State School.

“On Tuesday we will be finishing our Wide Bay stint by visiting Bunnings for a morning session.”

To find out more about the RFDS click here.

RFDS Aero Medical Simulator
Eva Mulvany checks on teddy in the RFDS Aero Medical Simulator.