Royal Flying Doctor Service
Jan 25, 2022
Ms Mandy Smallacombe
Royal Flying Doctor Service

Mandy Smallacombe is a Whyalla resident and works with the Royal Flying Doctor Serice.  Mandy is married to Adrian, they have two children Patrick and Grace.

The following article from the RFDS Facebook page went with the photograph of Mandy in June 2021.

Royal Flying Doctor Service bringing COVID-19 vaccine to SA's most remote communities

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is holding "fly-in" vaccination clinics across northern and western South Australia over the next week-and-a-half to protect the state's most remote residents from COVID-19.

Key points:

  • Everyone 16 or over can get a COVID–19 vaccine in regional South Australia
  • The flying doctor is holding vaccine clinics in the state's remote areas
  • Station workers have appreciated the convenience and catch-up with neighbours

The first clinic was held on Monday and more clinics were held at Glendambo and Kingoonya and at two stations in the state's far north yesterday.

The RDFS's vaccination team is flying into the remote locations each day from Port Augusta.

Primary health care team manager Mandy Smallacombe the response to the clinics had been great

"It's really encouraging to see how many have come out, just in the second day today," she said.

"Our bookings are growing every day and our phones haven't stopped ringing.

"Our communities know us and we certainly take pride in knowing our community members really well and all of their family and extended family."