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Telehealth limited by connectivity - Not technology

19 Feb 2019

Telehealth is no new feat. The Flying Doctor has been doing it for over 90 years. Established with Alfred Trager’s pedal radio that connected those in the bush to a doctor, telehealth now forms the core of the RFDS service with 88,188 telehealth consultations delivered in the last year.

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Healthy Ageing in the Bush Requires a Coordinated Strategy

18 Feb 2019

New Flying Doctor Research reveals thousands of remote Australians aged over 65 are flown by aeromedical teams to hospitals with illnesses that could have been prevented through increased country health services. A coordinated National Healthy Ageing Strategy is vital to improve health outcomes.

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Mobile Dental Unit Training session

13 Feb 2019

On the 9th of November 2018, Corinne Millard, Nurse Educator from Rockhampton, delivered basic life support training at the mobile dental unit, based in Sapphire.

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Around the clock mental health support for flood affected Queenslanders

13 Feb 2019

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Hobart office opened by Governor

12 Feb 2019

We've spread our wings! View photos of the grand Hobart Office opening ceremony at Government House and meet our latest scholarship recipient and two terrific long-term donors.

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A chat with Christopher Wallin

31 Jan 2019

Queenslander Christopher Wallin supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service but he’s probably better known as a successful business man and the Managing Director of QCoal Group.

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A Christmas Blessing

24 Jan 2019

The RFDS was delighted after being chosen as the charity of choice for the 2018 ABC Christmas Appeal. However, the sheer amount of support we received far surpassed our expectations.

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Lightning Ridge Support Group earns big returns for the RFDS

18 Jan 2019

The first recycling scheme in north-west NSW has pulled the community together, and exceeded its own expectations for fundraising for the RFDS.

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Alcohol and other Drugs team success

17 Jan 2019

The RFDS SE’s Alcohol and other Drugs (AoD) team launched just over a year ago and has been very busy.

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