This week BHP Olympic Dam announced their continued support of the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations, (RFDS) pledging $300,000 over the next 3 years.
BHP's contribution will help the RFDS to continue to operate in remote South Australia, providing emergency flights for people with injuries or illnesses that local facilities are unequipped to handle.
At an announcement at the RFDS's Adelaide Base, Olympic Dam's new Asset President Laura Tyler said the agreement is part of BHP's ongoing support of the health and well-being in their host communities like Roxby Downs.
"We’ve been operating in remote South Australia for 30 years, and we understand the vital role the RFDS has played over many years in helping people across the State during times of great need," she said.
“BHP’s sponsorship will directly support our capital-raising program for on-going upgrade of our fleet of ‘flying intensive care units’ that deliver 24/7 emergency aeromedical services throughout South and Central Australia,” he said.
“Our association with BHP Olympic Dam stretches back more than a decade, and we’re extremely proud to renew BHP as a Major Sponsor of RFDS Central Operations,” Mr Prestwich added.
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