Accident waiting to happen: Flying Doctor audit

QUEENSLAND’S Royal Flying Doctor Service has denied putting doctors and patients at risk despite an audit describing the operation as an accident waiting to happen.

The Queensland Health-ordered audit said chronic under-investment in aircraft and crew meant it failed to meet standards applied to airlines used by mining companies.

“The outcomes for a business displaying this sort of corporate culture are that they are more likely to suffer from a preventable incident or accident,