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Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC 2022

02 Jul 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is celebrating NAIDOC week and this years theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

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National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week: Connecting to Country

30 May 2022

To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, the RFDS encouraged staff to recognise the Traditional Owners of the Lands on which we deliver services.

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Indigenous artist draws attention to mental health and wellbeing

Indigenous artist draws attention to mental health and wellbeing

17 May 2022

Sixteen-year-old Indigenous artist Wudarabin Snider from Cooktown is helping the Flying Doctor to empower communities to prioritise their mental health.

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Naomi Hobson with RFDS Staff

RFDS strengthens connections with Cape York communities

13 Oct 2021

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has engaged Indigenous photographer, Naomi Hobson, to capture portraits in Cape York communities serviced by our Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

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NG Lands

RFDS takes vaccines to Ngaanyatjarra Lands in Western Australia

15 Jul 2021

The RFDS’ remote COVID-19 vaccination program continues to roll-out to the furthest corners of Western Australia this week with crews undertaking a five-day clinic in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands (NG Lands).

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About Reconciliation Week 2022

28 May 2021

What is Reconciliation Week About? Why are the dates significant? What is the theme? Tell me about the Artwork? All Your NRW2022 Questions Answered here!

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Turning passion into action: National Reconciliation Week

27 May 2021

In marking National Reconciliation Week, it is with great pride that we share with you stories from our crews who give their everything, every day, to provide the finest care to our patients who live in the furthest corners of WA.

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Rec week

Reconciliation Week Reading List

01 Jan 2021

Expand your understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievement with this recommended reading list for National Reconciliation Week.

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NOVEMBER: Creating welcoming places for Indigenous patients

11 Dec 2020

Creating welcoming places for Indigenous patients with new artwork unveiled during NAIDOC Week.

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Mother-daughter artists create First Nation art for Flying Doctor

09 Nov 2020

Artwork created by South Australian Aboriginal artists Kelly Taylor and her daughter T’keyah Ware has been unveiled in a new range of RFDS uniforms to reflect our role in supporting remote communities.

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Community members gather around an RFDS plane on a dirt runway

Always Was, Always Will Be.

07 Nov 2020

This year the NAIDOC theme is Always Was, Always Will Be. This theme recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent

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Flying Doctor and Kowanyama community “In this Together”

28 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) and the Far North Queensland remote Indigenous community of Kowanyama have truly embraced this year’s Reconciliation Week theme “in this together”.

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keeping remote community safe

Keeping remote community safe during COVID-19

27 Apr 2020

It’s the beginning of March and the Kimberley region remains unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic. Elsewhere around the globe and in some parts of Australia, the threat of COVID-19 is rapidly spreading.

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Scholarship winner

Reflection on Clinical Placement with Purple House

30 Dec 2019

Scholarship Recipient Rebecca Fatnowna reflects on her Clinical Placement with Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Aboriginal Corporation (Purple House)

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Scholarship Student Reflects on Remote Placement with Apunipima Cape York Aboriginal Health Council

01 Dec 2019

The 2019 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health scholarship gave me the opportunity to practice medicine in remote communities which presented vastly different challenges and learning opportunities. I can confidently say that it was one of the most rewarding experiences of my medical journey.

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Case Study: Aboriginal Health Coordinator

Case Study: Aboriginal Health Coordinator

15 Nov 2019

“Often a barrier to medical care is ‘worry’ about leaving family members behind in community – even when it is at the expense of receiving medical treatment for themselves."

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