Senex Energy is helping the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) celebrate this year’s Flying Doctor Day with the delivery of life-saving Medical Chests to property owners and communities across rural and remote western Queensland.
Federal Emergency Management Minister and Member for Maranoa, David Littleproud, joined Senex Energy Managing Director, Ian Davies, and RFDS representatives in Roma to present the first of eight Senex Energy sponsored Medical Chests that will be used to help people living, working, and travelling in outback Queensland.
The chests contain medication and first aid items that help community members provide medical assistance while they wait for clinical support from the RFDS to arrive.
It’s the second year Senex Energy has partnered with the RFDS in Queensland to provide Medical Chests. Last year eight chests also went to communities across the Maranoa and beyond.
Senex Managing Director and CEO Ian Davies said the Medical Chest program was an extension of Senex’s long and proud partnership with the RFDS which began in South Australia in 2013. This latest partnership with the RFDS (Queensland Section) takes Senex Energy’s total contribution to the RFDS over the past seven years to more than $1 million.
“We take our responsibility to help people and communities seriously. All of us at Senex are excited to be continuing our support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service and help deliver health care to locals, workers and visitors in rural, remote and regional areas.”
Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) CEO, Meredith Staib said the Medical Chests played a vital role in helping the RFDS deliver world-class health care right across Queensland. “The RFDS Medical Chest program is just another way the Flying Doctor has bridged the tyranny of distance when it comes to delivering timely emergency care to people in the furthest corners of the state,” Ms Staib said.
“We are extremely grateful for Senex Energy’s support in helping us deliver this care to the people of outback Queensland.”
Minister Littleproud said: “the RFDS are the angels of the Outback and these Senex Medical Chests are the lifesaving treasures”.