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Medical Wings delivers clinics in partnership with local hospitals, Aboriginal Medical Centres, primary health clinics and Immigration Centres to ensure families are able to access support in a culturally safe and welcoming environment. In FY22 Medical Wings delivered 129 clinics across regional and remote New South Wales with clinics averaging 25 scheduled pediatric patients a day per visiting doctor which on average per trip is 3 doctors, as well as patients also bringing family members for walk in appointments. Medical Wings currently supports 3,200 families across regional and remote NSW, and benefits families, communities and the health system through increasing opportunities for treatment through:
• Increased access to services and increased utilisation,
• Improving family wellbeing through decreased travel and reducing anxiety related to health access and treatment,
• Alleviating economic burden through decreased travel costs, allowing parents and carers to
stay within communities to continue working, and
• Strengthening the healthcare system through building capacity within the health workforce
2022 has been a year of enormous growth, both in
size but also impact. We have responded with urgency
and consistency; we have delivered measurable
outcomes and reached communities across 5 states.
Every day, operating with safety front of mind and
honouring those that pass through our hangar doors.
Here we share the insights, the partnerships, the
impacts, and joy that makes Little Wings thrive every
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners
and Custodians of the land in which we reside but
also land upon each day across regional and rural
NSW. Paying our respects to their Elders past and
A total of 68 participants shared their stories and their journey with Little Wings and the impact that the support provided by Little Wings has had on their lives and the lives of the children and communities.
Responses were collected from 37 families, along with the employees, volunteers and medical staff who support the work of Little Wings.
This research is based on qualitative research aligned to four areas of social impact.
3. Social / Emotional
Through in-depth interviews participants were asked to share the story of their family, their experience of Little Wings and the impact it had on their lives. Participants were also asked to share their thoughts on the future of Little Wings as it continues to support seriously ill children and their families to receive life saving medical treatment.
The research presented in this report outlines the significant stories of impact shared by families, staff, volunteers and medical professionals over the course of the 6 month project. It summarises the key findings to tell the stories of the families and those who support them.
For Little Wings, 2021 has been a year of incredible challenge and triumph; growth and innovation; research and connection; special highlights and collective effort to do better… to help more families and make a positive difference in the world. Here we reflect and share the journey with you.
We would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land in which we reside but also land upon each day across regional and rural NSW. Paying our respects to their Elders past and present.
This annual report is significant to Little Wings as it is the first of its kind for our organisation.
This document both highlights the financial position of sustainability and stability but also shares the journey of our passengers, people and partners.
We would like to take a moment to thank everyone that has contributed to Little Wings over the past 8-years of service… it is with your support that we are able to make a difference in the lives of many seriously ill children.