Nearly two years after the idea was first brought to life, the Maryborough Aeromedical Transfer Station (MATS) is on its way to becoming a reality with the MATS steering committee set to officially launch the project next month.
The Flight Night Gala, scheduled for November 8, is the official launch and a fundraiser for the ambitious MATS project which has been in the works since 2017.
The transfer station, to be built at the Maryborough Aerodrome, will provide an environment where local patients will be treated and transferred from a road ambulance to an emergency aircraft to specialist hospitals.
The event will be hosted in partnership with the Maryborough Highland Society and Maryborough Community Bank branch, and MATS steering committee chair Dianne Mullins said she’s thrilled to finally launch the project.
“We were hoping the launch would happen soon, now that all the lease documentation at the aero- drome has been finalised,” she said.
“Now the community can come together, even more so than they already have, to celebrate and support the cause.”
The fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 8 from 6.30 pm at the Maryborough Highland Society.
Tickets are $45 each or a table of 10 is $400 and can be purchased at the Highland Society and includes a two course meal.
For more on this story see Page 9 of The Advertiser, Tuesday, October 22