When you live in the city it is easy to visit a doctor, dentist, or specialist, but unfortunately such health services are not always easily accessible when you are in the bush. The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is vital for those who live, work or travel in rural and remote Australia.
For almost a century, the RFDS has been working to provide aeromedical emergency and health services to those areas that most need it. In the last year there were more than 280,000 patient contacts, including emergency retrieval services, GP and nurse clinics, telehealth services, dental care, mental health, health education and patient transport between hospitals. With a fleet of 63 planes, from 25 bases and manned by more than 1100 staff, the RFDS is so much more than a Flying Doctor – it is a lifeline for the bush.
While supported by the Commonwealth, state and Territory Governments, the Flying Doctor relies heavily on fundraising and donations from the community to purchase and aeromedically fit-out our aircraft, purchase vital medical equipment and enhance our operational facilities.
Redeeming your Qantas Points for a donation will help keep the Royal Flying Doctor Service flying, providing vital services to rural and remote Australia.
When you redeem your Qantas Points for a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Qantas Frequent Flyer will pay the specified dollar amount to the Royal Flying Doctor Service. You will receive a redemption confirmation email. No item will be posted to you following your redemption. If you would like to redeem Qantas Points for this charity, select ‘Add to cart'. You will see that this redemption option is ‘Ready to despatch' that is the standard order status for this redemption option.
If you redeem your Qantas Points for this charity, and the required points are deducted from your account, Qantas will pay the specified dollar amount to this charity within 45 days of the date of your redemption. Please note, members are not entitled to a tax deduction for redeeming points for charity (pursuant to taxation laws).
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