Sunday, September 02, 2012

More patients for Royal Flying Doctors

The Royal Flying Doctors Service says a lack of remote health care has led to an increase in their services in the past year. 

Operational statistics for the past financial year show the number of emergency evacuations has increased by more than 10% in the south-east section.

In that area, the RFDS saw almost 42,000 patients.

Executive director of the RFDS South-East, Clyde Thompson, said there's a growing demand for the clinics in rural areas.

"Our patient contact numbers have increased, our total number of general practitioner clinics have also increased, and along with our primary health clinics have increased by about 16 percent," he said.

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