Air Services

Air Services

Patient Transport by Air

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has a proud history of aeromedical transport across Australia,
providing the same level of care and safety in the air as on the ground.

Our non-emergency patient transport facility based at Essendon Fields Airport performs over 40 transfers per month.

Patients must be medically stable, but can be low, medium or high acuity, requiring further care and assessment in a tertiary hospital or transferring closer to homes and loved ones.

All of our patients are cared for by a Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN) with specific aeromedical training. Our patients are under careful supervision at all times, and all aircraft carry a range of basic and advanced life support equipment, monitoring and comfort items.

Our service provides the ability to transport patients between towns and cities throughout Australia.

We transport to and from locations with suitable airstrips, coordinate a bed-to-bed service, and offer road transfers to and from the aircraft.

Our aeromedical transport service provides:

  • High, medium or low acute care
  • Experienced critical care flight nurse escort
  • Aeromedical equipped, twin engine Beechcraft King Air aircraft
  • Pressurised cabin to enable smoother flying at higher altitudes for patient comfort
  • Double stretcher capacity plus seating
  • Infant and paediatric platform with humidicrib
  • Oxygen and suction available
  • Patient monitoring Zoll X Series with pacing and defibrillation capability
  • Capacity to provide intravenous therapy via Braun syringe pumps
  • Radio and satellite communication systems ensuring state wide coverage
  • Flexible scheduling for patients through a centralised booking and coordination hub

Contact Us Today

Discuss your non-emergency patient transfer needs

Make A Booking

Request a quote or book a non-emergency patient transfer

Contact Us Today

Discuss your non-emergency patient transfer needs

Make A Booking

Request a quote or book a non-emergency patient transfer

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