Rio Tinto adds the wind beneath RFDS wings
The new partnership will fund construction and maintenance of a new patient transfer facility in Weipa and maintenance of the existing patient transfer facility in Gladstone.
It will also contribute to construction of a world-class Aeromedical Retrieval Simulation Hub in Bundaberg.
The contribution will also support RFDS Queensland’s COVID-19 Emergency Fund to improve remote delivery of primary health care and mental health services across the state.
Rio Tinto Aluminium Pacific Operations managing director Kellie Parker said the company was proud to extend its longstanding partnership with the RFDS to Queensland.
“Our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our people and communities, and the Flying Doctor provides a vital service to remote and rural areas,” she said.
“This partnership will help improve medical access and services for people in these areas across the state, including where we operate, at Gladstone and on Cape York Peninsula.”
The $1.25 million RFDS Queensland partnership is the first major investment announced in Queensland as part of a $US25 million commitment Rio Tinto has made to support communities around the globe during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.
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