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…

VACCHO partnership and Cultural Safety Training for telehealth specialists

Image: Trevor Pearce and Scott Chapman (left to right) The Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO) is the peak Aboriginal health body representing 100% of Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) in Victoria. On 19 March 2019, Scott Chapman, RFDS Victoria CE and Trevor Pearce, VACCHO Acting CEO, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to renew…

Sustainability with Telehealth

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…

Flying Doctor Telehealth Research Projects

RFDS Victoria is currently undertaking two research projects to evaluate and improve the care we provide. A Human Research and Ethics Committee have approved our research projects. These projects may use non-identifying information for data analysis so that patients remain anonymous. Current research projects underway: Assessing if telehealth improves access for small rural Victorian communities…