Flying Doctor Telehealth reduces the burdens faced by patients needing to travel to access medical appointments. Not only does this travel have an impact on patients, it also affects the environment. RFDS are passionate about providing services to patients that are sustainable and accessible. Within the 2017-18 financial year Flying Doctor Telehealth saved patients approximately 307,399km of car travel, this equates to 3375 hours travel and 71.3 ton of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) emission saving.
71.3 ton of CO2 emission could be offset by growing 1,848-tree seedlings for 10 years