COVID 19: Responding to Need

Article supplied by: Royal Flying Doctor Service  Since February 2020 the RFDS has been part of the front-line response to COVID.The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is part of Australia’s larger health system and considered an essential service.

Between 02 February 2020 and 27 Feb 2021 the RFDS has conducted 2,809 patient episodes of care for confirmed or high suspected COVID-19. There have been 2,721 inter-hospital transfers and 86 primary evacuations. All patients were either confirmed or strongly suspected of having COVID-19.

There have been 143 RFDS Respiratory clinics conducted, with 344 patients attended to.

We will now be assisting the Federal Government with the roll-out of COVID-19 vaccines in areas that we service.

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