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RFDS Scholarships Impact

21 Feb 2024

‘A rewarding and life-changing experience’ is how one of our Scholarship recipients described her time with RFDS providing medical services in remote areas.

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Sandy's story

Sandy overcame a life-changing injury but that was only the beginning of the battle

21 Feb 2024

Traumatic injuries can have long-lasting effects and for Ti Tree resident Sandy Abley, the Flying Doctor was there to support her full journey to physical and emotional recovery.

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RFDS Physiotherapist

A dry needle in the haystack: Meet our first Flying Physio

21 Feb 2024

Armed with a portable treatment table and a backpack containing everything you’d find in a city clinic, the RFDS’s newest health professional is making tracks in the bush.

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RFDS mental health clinician Mick Keane

A student placement with the RFDS led to Mick landing his dream job

20 Feb 2024

Having grown up in the suburbs of Melbourne, working as a mental health clinician in the Central Desert of Australia is a whole new world for Mick Keane.

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RFDS fundraising

Combine adventure and fundraising for the Flying Doctor!

20 Feb 2024

There are plenty of upcoming opportunities to get involved and take on an adventure to raise funds for the Flying Doctor. Check them out.

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QUIZ: How well do you know the RFDS?

19 Feb 2024

How well do you know the RFDS? Test your general knowledge of the Flying Doctor with this quick-fire 10-question quiz!

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia records busiest year

08 Feb 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australian has recorded its busiest year on record, with 10,270 patients retrieved across the state throughout 2023.

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RFDS Vic staff at the Ryman family fun day.

Ryman Healthcare Australia chosen charity 2024

06 Feb 2024

RFDS Victoria has been selected as Ryman Healthcare Australia’s chosen charity for 2024!

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RFDS Victoria launches its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Roadmap 2023-26

05 Feb 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria (RFDS VIC) is pleased to launch its Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) Roadmap 2023-26.

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Professor Fiona Wood

RFDS WA Board Member Professor Fiona Wood recognised in Australia Day Honours

30 Jan 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia proudly congratulates board member Professor Fiona Wood on her inclusion in the Australia Day Honours List.

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RFDS named Australia's Most Reputable Charity

29 Jan 2024

The RFDS was recently recognised as Australia’s Most Reputable Charity for the 12th time in Reptrak’s annual charity and not-for-profit study (2023). Find out more.

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Can you help us to understand our impact?

04 Jan 2024

Take this quick survey and help us to understand the impact of the RFDS on Western Australia.

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Dr Mardi on Airstrip Remote region

#78 Australia, to the USA, to Kenya and back home again

03 Jan 2024

Dr. Mardi Steere, now a vital member of the RFDS, returned to her hometown of Adelaide five years ago after a diverse medical career abroad. In this interview, she reflects on her journey to becoming a doctor, her overseas adventures, and delivering essential healthcare to rural and remote Australia

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RFDS car on the road

RFDS & Cooper Energy Announce 3 Year Partnership Extension

21 Dec 2023

RFDS Victoria is pleased to share Cooper Energy's Legacy Foundation has signed another three-year partnership agreement, continuing its support of RFDS Victoria’s rural health programs.

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Katrina Starmer

#77 Dr Katrina Starmer tells how she was inspired to become a Flying Doctor

21 Dec 2023

Dr Katrina Starmer works with our RFDS Queensland team. Katrina tells of how she was inspired to become a Flying Doctor, years ago, when she was out mustering on a remote property that belonged to the family of her school friend. Listen today!

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Josie Alec joins RFDS WA Board

19 Dec 2023

RFDS WA is proud to announce Kuruma Marthudunera (KM) traditional owner and business identity Josie Alec has joined its Board of Directors.

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