Flying Doctor Telehealth Delivers 10,000 Appointments

This week, Flying Doctor Telehealth delivered it’s 10,000th specialist appointment. That’s 10,000 appointments delivered to rural and remote Victorians needing specialist assessment and input into their health care. That’s 10,000 fully bulk billed appointments delivered directly to communities, eliminating the time and cost of travel associated with accessing specialist care. A very warm thank you…

Work With Us!

The demand for psychiatry services is increasing. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria are now accepting expressions of interest for flexible contract opportunities for Consultant Psychiatrists to provide telehealth consultations to people living in rural and remote areas of Victoria. If you are a suitably experienced Psychiatrist and would like to work with a…

New Psychiatrist Joins FDT

Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) is pleased to announce that a new psychiatrist is joining the team. Dr Jess Hamer is a psychiatrist who specialises in working with adults experiencing a range of mental health problems, currently practicing at Austin Health. Dr Hamer has experience in working with people with adjustment difficulties, mood disorders, and anxiety…

Increased Child and Adolescent Support for FDT

Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) is excited to announce that we have additional paediatric support available. We now have more telehealth appointments available and greater scope to support young people aged 0-17 years in rural Victoria. Dr Brian Timms, Paediatrician, has been providing paediatric services with FDT since 2019 and in this time, demand for support…

Consumer Engagement Committee

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Victoria is committed to ensuring client care is the priority of every process and procedure. As part of this commitment, we are currently seeking volunteers to join RFDS Victoria’s Consumer Engagement Committee. The Committee will be looking at all areas of RFDS services, including Telehealth. If you, your family…

New Specialist joins FDT

We are pleased to announce a new specialist available through Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT). Dr Melyse Jung is a specialist Psychiatrist of Old Age and works exclusively with clients aged 65 years and over. Melyse completed her psychiatry training in Melbourne and has worked in psychiatry of old age within the public health system since…

Flying Doctor Telehealth and Covid-19

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to drastically change the world we live in, we wanted to provide an update as to how it has affected Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT). We are pleased to advise that the FDT service has remained largely uninterrupted, although access to appointments has changed to better suit the circumstances of our…

Paediatrics telehealth appointments now available

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria are pleased to announce Paediatric appointments are now available on the Flying Doctor Telehealth (FDT) platform. Dr Brian Timms joins the FDT service as a general paediatrician with over 30 years of experience, with expertise in neonatal Paediatrics. Dr Timms provides generalist paediatric appointments to suitable patients aged 17…