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Graphic: RFDS delivers first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

RFDS helps deliver first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

26 May 2022

Jess Harvey was 35 weeks pregnant when she awoke in the middle of the night with contractions at home, two hours from her nearest town. The RFDS was soon called to assist, and not long after baby Darby arrived.

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A ute rolls in remote South Australia

26 May 2022

The Flying Doctor Podcast: A ute rolls on a remote dirt road in South Australia and as Karina and her husband approach they realise it is their son's vehicle...

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Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

Celebrating RFDS Western Operations engineers this Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

24 May 2022

In the last year, the WA Flying Doctor travelled 9,000,000kms to reach more than 10,000 patients in need of our care, a feat made possible thanks to our highly specialised engineering team.

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National Volunteer Week

The Flying Doctor celebrates supporters and volunteers during National Volunteer Week

20 May 2022

RFDS Victoria held its first regional event since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with an afternoon tea in Bendigo.

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mountain bike ride

A Mountain Bike race goes wrong

19 May 2022

The Flying Doctor Podcast: Paul Fiddes is a fit and experienced rider, but his competitive nature got the best of him in the Cape to Cape mountain bike event a few years ago...

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94 years young

94 years young

18 May 2022

As the Flying Doctor marks 94 years in the air this week, veteran Queensland grazier Trevor Saal is also preparing to celebrate his 94th lap around the sun.

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The Flying Doctor Podcast soars high

The Flying Doctor Podcast Soars high

18 May 2022

The Flying Doctor podcast has been discovered by the Australian public with over 120,000 downloads since launched in March 2021 Find out what the buzz is about!

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Indigenous artist draws attention to mental health and wellbeing

Indigenous artist draws attention to mental health and wellbeing

17 May 2022

Sixteen-year-old Indigenous artist Wudarabin Snider from Cooktown is helping the Flying Doctor to empower communities to prioritise their mental health.

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Win VIP tickets to the sold-out Big Red Bash

Win VIP tickets to the sold-out Big Red Bash

17 May 2022

To celebrate the Flying Doctor's 94-year anniversary, the RFDS (Queensland Section) has launched a money can't buy outback experience — including a flight aboard an RFDS aircraft and VIP tickets to the sold-out Big Red Bash in Birdsville.

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RFDS proudly celebrates Flying Doctor Day

RFDS celebrates Flying Doctor Day

17 May 2022

On 17 May 2022, RFDS celebrates Flying Doctor Day and 94 years of proudly providing emergency aeromedical and essential health care services to the Australian community.

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Supporting the future of Queenslanders

13 May 2022

Dr Shauna Taylor is a Flying Doctor legend — in more ways than one. Working for the RFDS, she spends countless hours saving lives and caring for people, Through a gift in her Will, Dr Shauna will also have a lasting and life-changing impact to Queenslanders in regional, rural and remote areas.

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Kirsty Balnaves and Ellie Pollard

Delivering the 'vinest' care: Winery donates to the RFDS after family airlifted

13 May 2022

When Kirsty Balnaves decided to give to the Flying Doctor on behalf of her family’s winery, she had no idea the impact of her donation would be felt so close to home.

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Flying Doctor Day

Help save lives this Flying Doctor Day

12 May 2022

On Tuesday 17 May, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia (RFDS) will celebrate Flying Doctor Day, marking the 94th anniversary of the very first Flying Doctor flight in 1928.

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International Nurses Day

International Nurses Day

11 May 2022

On May 12 each year, the world takes opportunity to reflect upon the significant contribution nurses makes across all healthcare settings.

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RFDS x Fortescue

The new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Fortescue Heli-Med Service took flight for the first time

09 May 2022

The new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Fortescue Heli-Med Service took flight for the first time today, marking an historic moment for the RFDS in Western Australia.

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Australian Wagyu Association

The Australian Wagyu Association raised vital funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

09 May 2022

The Australian Wagyu Association donated proceeds from their recent charity auction to RFDS Victoria.

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