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Port Hedland International Airport takes the Flying Doctor to new heights

29 May 2020

Landing fees for Flying Doctor crews arriving at Port Hedland International Airport will continue to be waived following a three-year partnership extension announced today.

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Flying Doctor and Kowanyama community “In this Together”

28 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) and the Far North Queensland remote Indigenous community of Kowanyama have truly embraced this year’s Reconciliation Week theme “in this together”.

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Hayley's snake bite scare

26 May 2020

​​​​Eight-year-old Hayley was crying and in pain. She screamed, “A snake’s bitten me”. Her mum Catherine tried to keep calm, but she couldn’t help thinking, “What if Hayley dies? What if this is part of our story now that we had a daughter who died at eight years old from a snake bite?"

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Evaluation finds Flying Doctor Wellbeing pilot improves access to mental health care

26 May 2020

A Psychological Service: A collaborative way to address access to mental health services

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RFDS Research: COVID-19 activity and surge modelling for rural and remote Australia

21 May 2020

A newly published research paper reviews RFDS COVID-19 patient transport data since February 2020, and includes modelling for anticipated rural and remote hot spots, as part of surge preparation within the national health crisis.

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National Volunteer Week 2020

19 May 2020

This National Volunteer Week (18 – 24 May 2020), we celebrate and acknowledge the volunteers and supporters who are the lifeblood of our organisation.

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RFDS Celebrates 92 Years

17 May 2020

92 years ago today, the 17th of May, the first successful patient flight of the Flying Doctor took off. In a world where the pace of change is ever increasing, an opportunity to celebrate the longevity of such a significant, national organisation is welcome.

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Businesses’ generosity alleviating PPE pressure

14 May 2020

RFDS Victoria would like to acknowledge the generosity of global clothing brand UNIQLO and boutique distillery Husk Distillers for their generous donations of protective product to support the Flying Doctor’s work during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Our sky-high message of thanks

14 May 2020

To mark the International Year of the Nurse & Midwife, RFDS Central Operations has taken its appreciation for its nurses sky-high.

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