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Arun Thomas wins RFDS Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award

16 May 2019

Arun Thomas has won the prestigious Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award at the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards and was presented onstage by Robyn Lardner, Deputy Chair, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.

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RFDS Celebrates Ninety-One Years

15 May 2019

Ninety-one years ago today, the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service was formed. Two days later the first ever Flying Doctor took flight. Today we celebrate how far the RFDS has come over the past nine decades, and we consider what else needs to be done to further Flynn's vision.

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Woolworths shoppers support the RFDS to save lives across Queensland

01 May 2019

This month, Woolworths are proudly supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) across their 248 stores in Queensland and Northern NSW, by encouraging shoppers to buy a $1 donation token with their shop.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) and MinterEllison combine skills to shine light on mental health services

30 Apr 2019

The RFDS (Queensland Section) & MinterEllison plan to combine their skills to carry out research which will enable a better understanding of the urgent need for mental health services in remote regions of Australia and to help secure long term funding and further support.

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A jet aircraft with an RFDS logo. People in high-vis clothing push a hospital stretcher with a person lying on top.

RFDS enters jet age with game-changer in aeromedical care

29 Apr 2019

The communities of South Australia and the Northern Territory will soon be cared for 24/7 by the world’s first purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24.

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RFDS honours former CEO

29 Apr 2019

The purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24, has been dedicated to John Lynch, former CEO, RFDS Central Operations

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Drones to overcome distance for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland

16 Apr 2019

This Tuesday 16th of April, Queensland’s leaders in UAV & drone technology will meet to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) overcome one of the organisations biggest challenges - the tyranny of distance.

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Rural Health is a Major Election Issue

15 Apr 2019

Due to the decline of maternity services in the bush, the number of pregnant women, flown by the RFDS in a medical emergency from rural areas to a maternity hospital has doubled.

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RFDS and LifeFlight dig in for Wide Bay community

09 Apr 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and LifeFlight are building a joint, purpose-built, aeromedical base and patient transfer facility, continuing both organisations' long history of commitment to improving health outcomes for the Wide Bay community and beyond.

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