The Royal Flying Doctor Service showed off two new additions to its flying arsenal in Harvey last week, giving local clinicians and emergency crews the chance to see the new equipment. Set to be officially integrated into the RFDS aircraft ensemble in early 2022, the two new EC145 helicopters will work alongside its existing fleet to provide care for patients living, working and travelling in rural and remote communities. In celebration of its expansion the RFDS took its “rotary roadshow” to Harvey, landing one of the EC145 helicopters at Harvey District Hospital. RFDS WA medical officer John Iliff said the helicopters could be deployed to towns within 250km of the Jandakot base and would enable many patients to get a faster journey to hospital. “The visits to regional centres will provide our clinicians with the opportunity to meet with local health staff and introduce them to our new service,” he said. With 20 fixed-wing aircraft already at their disposal the helicopters will allow the service to provide RFDS’ frontline crews with greater capacity to respond to the needs of patients and the WA health system.