Royal Flying Doctor Service

Location: Canberra

Designer: Walter Brooke

Photography: Sam Noonan

The new $19 million Adelaide Base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) contributes to the vision for developing a world-class aeromedical precinct at Adelaide Airport. The RFDS provides 24/7 emergency retrieval services, inter-hospital transfers and primary health care services to all South Australians.

RFDS Central Operations Chairman David Hills said the new aeromedical base, made possible by fundraising efforts, bequests, corporate and public donations, will enable the RFDS to provide the finest care for all South Australians for decades to come. Four years in the planning and development, this purpose-built medical and aviation facility is delivering enhanced patient care and comfort in a patient transfer facility designed and equipped to complement any new hospital, said Mr Hill. It is providing a modern and safe workplace for our staff and health service delivery partners working around the clock.