We encourage all rowers and their supporters to support the RFDS Programs by going to this link and make a donation to their wonderful efforts. Please read about their wonderful work below then hit the following link to make a donation or start fundraising.
For more than 90 years, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has supported the healthcare needs of rural and remote communities located right across Australia. From its roots as an aeromedical organisation providing emergency services across the Outback, RFDS has always been dedicated to lessening the barrier of distance associated with accessing quality healthcare in the most remote corners of our country.
Today, this not-for-profit organisation has evolved to become an innovative advocate for rural health outcomes, connecting communities with primary healthcare services and mental health programs.
In Victoria, the Flying Doctor works in partnership with a number of community health organisations across the state to improve the health and wellbeing of our rural communities. In the Mallee in particular, RFDS Victoria provides three key services:
The Rural Women’s GP service
This service ensures men and women in towns across the Mallee have a gender choice when visiting a GP, with female GPs visiting each community every 6-8 weeks.
Flying Doctor Wellbeing
This service provides vital mental health support specifically to people in rural and remote Victoria, with confidential counselling services available in person, over the phone or via telehealth at no cost.
Flying Doctor Speech Therapy
Despite 30% of Australians living in rural areas, only 4.5% of speech pathology practitioners provide services to rural communities. That’s why Royal Flying Doctor Service is working with local health services to provide children with access to local speech pathology.
Your support will help is ensure families right across north-west Victoria continue to have easy access to the Rural Women’s GP service, mental health services and speech therapy services.
The Committee and RFDS Victoria thank you for your generosity.