Flying Doctor Dubbo base to get second patient transfer vehicle

PICK UP: Ryan Bott takes the keys of the new vehicle from Mercedez Benz representative Cheryl Healy and Amtek Vehicles representative Tony Nelson. Photo: Contributed

PICK UP: Ryan Bott takes the keys of the new vehicle from Mercedez Benz representative Cheryl Healy and Amtek Vehicles representative Tony Nelson. Photo: Contributed

A new patient transfer vehicle is on its way to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Dubbo Base to “reduce wait times” in the western region.

 RFDS South Eastern Section chief executive officer Greg Sam said the new vehicle would work alongside the base’s existing patient transfer vehicle.

The existing patient transfer vehicle is currently transporting patients in regional and remote communities to hospital, between hospitals and from RFDS aircraft to hospital.

“With this new road vehicle our team have the ability to transport more patients to and from medical facilities in a timely manner, reduce wait times and deliver critical care services to people in Dubbo and nearby communities,” Mr Sam said. 

The cost of the new vehicle has been covered by the RFDS, the Elizabeth and Barry Davies Charitable Fund and Baxter Charitable Trust.

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