Located at Mount Isa Airport, the new facility will replace the RFDS' existing 60+ year old facilities, allowing the team to continue providing world-leading and equitable healthcare for people living, working and traveling across North Western and Central Queensland.
With thanks to our $40,000 investment and the support of various other community partners, the new base will include:
Three dedicated fixed-wing and one rotary hangar – housing and supporting maintenance on fixed-wing aircraft (RFDS) and helicopters (LifeFlight).
Dedicated patient transfer facility – supporting up to 4 patients and their families.
A new ambulance bay – improving access for services & aiding clinical handovers.
Ample facilities for RFDS medical staff – including dedicated rest areas and offices for staff briefings and patient-sensitive tasking calls.
Dedicated training room – allowing for clinical simulation training, enhancing skills and leadership capacity for health professionals.
Improved airway design – allowing up to four aircraft to be operated simultaneously.
Through our Group Community Program we are proud to be ongoing supporters and donors to the incredible work of the RFDS in Queensland, the Northern Territory and Victoria