Four new patient transport vehicles have been purchased by the Royal Flying Doctor Service, thanks to a donation from the support group.
The additional vehicles have been purchased and fitted out for use in the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS). It provides inter-hospital transfers for patients in regional and remote communities into larger centres for specialist care.
RFDS Dubbo base manager Kendall Graham said the four additional vehicles would help improve patient outcomes and save lives across western NSW.
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"The RFDS is one of the largest aeromedical organisations in the world, and thrives to provide excellence in aeromedical healthcare across the country," Ms Graham said.
"The non-emergency patient transport service is a vital link in the patient journey, providing a quality bed-to-bed service."
RFDS Dubbo Support Group president Terry Clarke the fleet operated in communities like Lightning Ridge, Bourke, Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Orange and of course in its home base of Dubbo.
"Their fleet is about to expand thanks to a donation from the RFDS Dubbo Support Group," Mr Clarke said.
Patient transport manager Darren Borger said the NEPT service, managed from the RDFS, ensured patients in rural, regional and remote parts of NSW got prompt, professional and comfortable transport to specialist care in either a bigger regional centre like Dubbo or onto major metropolitan hospitals in Sydney.
The RFDS relies on donations and support to continue its operations.