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RFDS Drought Wellbeing Service: Cultivating wellbeing through the seasons

09 Jan 2017

In April 2015, the RFDS was tasked with delivering wellbeing support into rural communities impacted by one of the worst droughts in decades. Drought Wellbeing Service Coordinator, Allira Power explains how the service has been received and what comes next for those hit hardest.

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RFDS Victoria Recruiting Dentists & Oral Health Therapists

06 Jan 2017

We are seeking experienced dentists and oral health practitioners to deliver smiles across Victoria. As RFDS Victoria continues to expand to meet the needs of regional communities, exceptionally caring, experienced and professional oral health practitioners are welcome to apply.

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RFDS Field Days: A day to remember

03 Jan 2017

Operating since 2001, the RFDS Field day program was set up with the goal of promoting the benefits of health and wellbeing to people living in remote areas of far north Queensland. Judith Taylor, Health Promotion Officer - RFDS Field Days, explains why these days are crucial to our service.

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The Doctor call you DON'T want

23 Dec 2016

Tis the Season to be jolly -- but as you are enjoying your pudding on Christmas Day the Flying Doctor medical and aviation staff across the country remain on call, day and night. We expect to be as busy as last year, when we transported over 120 people on the 25th of December.

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New rural primary health services announced

20 Dec 2016

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania and a consortium of local Government Councils to deliver improved health outcomes in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O’Day, George Town and Flinders Island.

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Rio Tinto Congratulate RFDS

20 Dec 2016

Rio Tinto today have congratulated the Royal Flying Doctor on being named Australia's most reputable charity.

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Official statement - aircraft incidents

19 Dec 2016

Two unrelated aircraft incidents occurred at separate locations reported by RFDS (South Eastern Section). Everyone on board both aircraft are safe and well and there are no injuries.

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New 4WD ambulances bound for SA outback clinics

09 Dec 2016

Three new custom-built 4WD ambulances are being put into service by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to enhance its on-the-ground emergency care and capability at its three remote primary health care clinics in Marla, Andamooka and Marree in outback South Australia.

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Happy 20th birthday to our Townsville Base

08 Dec 2016

From 794 patients transported in its first year, to almost 2,000 today - the Townsville RFDS Base sure has grown up in 20 years.

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