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Truck Run

Truckies Raise Money for RFDS

21 Jun 2024

An outstanding amount was raised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) through the Tasmanian Truck Owners and Operators Association’s (TTOOA) annual Launceston to Longford Truck Run in March.

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After being crushed by the wheels of a 4WD, Parker's injuries were extensive

#96 Emma's toddler went under both wheels of the 4WD...and survived!

20 Jun 2024

Perth toddler, Parker Galloway, is lucky to be alive. While on a caravanning holidaying with his family, the two-year-old was run over by a 4WD Landcruiser.

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RFDS helicopter and ambulance

New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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Ann Rahn pictured on her last day of chemo

#95 When the nurse becomes the patient. Ann's battle with Stage 4 breast cancer.

13 Jun 2024

Ann Rahn has always dreamt of becoming an RFDS Flight Nurse. But in the midst of Australia's Covid pandemic, Ann’s life took a wildly unexpected turn.

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Carol smiling at the beach.

Carol's story

13 Jun 2024

Carol didn’t realise she had been bitten by the snake until she became very unwell about 15 minutes later.

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RFDS GP with patient

RFDS to open its first permanent GP clinic in Kalgoorlie

12 Jun 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia (RFDS WA) will open its first permanent GP clinic in Kalgoorlie in late 2024 to support the growing demand for primary health care in the Goldfields.

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Above & Beyond

RFDS promises Above & Beyond towards centenary

12 Jun 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia (RFDS WA) has launched its 2024 – 2028 Strategy, entitled Above & Beyond.

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A photo from the 2024 RFDS Vic GTDD

Celebrating the past

11 Jun 2024

Almost 400 supporters, donors, corporate partners, industry stakeholders and representatives from government came together at the Plaza Ballroom to celebrate RFDS Victoria’s annual Going the Distance Gala Dinner.

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Judy Treloar's grandsons on the farm

#94 Judy found her young grandson lying 'flat and unresponsive' in the hallway

06 Jun 2024

Judy knew that time was critical for her unconscious grandson, but every ‘frantic few minutes felt like a lifetime.

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RFDS Plane in Bundaberg

#93 Devoted mum and courageous cancer survivor, Julia, has put her heart inside a pocket

31 May 2024

Despite plenty of setbacks and heartbreak along the way, Julia Peterson always knew she wanted to be a mum. So, when her son Taylor decided to arrive into the world 'sooner than planned', Julia and her husband Ryan faced the challenge of a premature baby with the same incredible strength and courage

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OCT

Thrilling journey across four states awaits participants in Outback Car Trek 2024

31 May 2024

Participants in this year’s Outback Car Trek (OCT) will soon embark on a thrilling journey all to raise much-needed funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Charity 2024 announced

29 May 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been announced as Australia’s ‘Most Trusted Charity’ by the Australian Reader's Digest in their Trusted Brands survey of 2024.

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NRW 2024 - Now More than Ever

27 May 2024

The #NRW2024 theme, Now More Than Ever, reminds us that now more than ever we need to finish the unfinished business of reconciliation.

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paige hetherington and her boys

#92 Losing weight, eternally thirsty and feeling strange

24 May 2024

Paige is a young mum, living in a remote station in the centre of Queensland. When Paige started to have an unquenchable thirst she did not realise the severity of her health situation.

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Brought back to life... twice

Brought back to life... twice: Colleen's story

24 May 2024

Richard Elliott thought he’d lost the love of his life when his partner Colleen Pickering’s heart stopped not once, but twice, in the middle of the night – in the middle of the outback.

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RFDS health, research and education centre

New funding to boost RFDS health, research and education centre

23 May 2024

The RFDS’s plans to construct a state-of-the-art health, research and education centre for Far North SA have been boosted by almost $1 million in funding from the SA Government.

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