NSW Governor Margaret Beazley AO QC and husband Dennis Wilson officially launched the opening of the new state of the art Royal Flying Doctors Service training facilities at the Dubbo base on Thursday.
The Honourable Ms Beazley AO QC and Mr Wilson opened the facilities in their capacity as new joint Patrons of the Service.
The training facilities include a flight training device manufactured by TRU Simulation and Training and a medical and health training area, both including high tech simulation equipment.
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The Flight Training Device is the first in the service's 90-year-history, the first King Air training device in NSW and the first King Air device with Proline Fusion Avionics in Australia.
The medical and health training area includes simulations which allow practitioners to act in seemingly real emergency scenarios without the risk of a fatality caused by mistake.
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Ms Beazley AO said the facilities at the Dubbo Royal Flying Doctor Service Base are "extraordinary."
"There were two major donors to this particular project, one of them was anonymous, but the other was from former Westpac managing director Bob White," Ms Beazley AO said.
"I never met Mr White in person, but I heard a lot of stories, all relaying what a great man he was. I don't know why he made the donation, but it was quite significant.
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"Mr White was a considerate man, he had a cleaning lady, and I know that he left a small legacy to her and her girls, that's just one example of the type of man he was. I don't know what his connection to the RFDS was, but I would like to give thanks to him."
The RFDS said NSW Ambulance, Dubbo Rescue Squad and clinicians from the Dubbo Base Hospital would benefit significantly from the cutting edge equipment.