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Hit the road with the Flying Doctor

By McIvor Times

HEATHCOTE community members will soon be on the road with the Flying Doctor, as they access health care appointments within a 50km radius of the town.

Through a trial of a new Community Transport service, eligible local community members in Heathcote and surrounds will be able to book transport to local appointments through a simple 1300 number. Those eligible include Health Care or Department of Veterans Affairs card holders.

The service will run during business hours, and will utilise a regular passenger vehicle, as well as a 12-seater bus supplied by the Heathcote and District Community Bank.

“We are pleased to partner with Heathcote Community Health, with the support of the Heathcote and District Community Bank, to bring our logistical expertise to Heathcote,” said RFDS Victoria chief executive Scott Chapman.

The Flying Doctor is calling on community members who would like to assist with the program as volunteer drivers.

Nationally the RFDS comes into contact with more than 330,000 patients annually.

To learn more about volunteering with the Flying Doctor Community Transport service, phone 0437 108 560 call or email communitytransport@rfdsvic.com.au.