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Trailblazer in flight: WA Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires

02 Jul 2020

After supporting regional and remote communities across WA for nearly 15-and-a-half years, Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires.

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Jake Walsh, pilot

Flying for the RFDS is both exciting and rewarding

20 Aug 2015

"Mum probably wasn't too impressed and Dad was in trouble for allowing me to play with two cent coins, but I was ok after being airlifted from Port Macquarie to Newcastle by the RFDS," he said.

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Right as Rain Pledge to support

Right as Rain

19 Aug 2015

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania is working with existing services and community partners to improve health outcomes by focusing on health promotion, prevention and early detection. Right as Rain has been developed to address specific health needs of individual communities.

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Picture of Ray Conway in the wheelchair

Get well soon Ray

19 Aug 2015

We like to say a big get well soon to one of our long time volunteers Ray Conway.

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plane landing on dirt airstrip

Teamwork in a heartbeat saves Darryl

17 Aug 2015

An acute sense of self-awareness, a rapid response by work mates and a 700 kilometre flight from the outback combined to save the life of Darryl "Fuzz" Hucks.

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pub dental clinic

No ordinary bush Dental Clinic

17 Aug 2015

It's no ordinary visit to the dentist when the clinic comes to you in an outback pub dining room on the Birdsville Track. For bush folk, the pub clinic is the difference between getting your teeth seen to now or having to take days off work to drive hundreds of kilometres to see a dentist in town.

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aeromedical rescue photo

A tough year for Mum – a family recalls 1992

17 Aug 2015

"One day my brother, who was ten, and I were mucking around in the back yard with an old set of golf clubs and a flat soccer ball. At one point he swung the stick and it got me across the eye"

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Lynne’s story: managing my mental health

17 Aug 2015

"I always presented myself as being OK, when I really wasn't and was actually really struggling," says Lynne.

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Doug's crashed motorbike

Tragedy strikes twice for Doug Mullet

15 Aug 2015

On Sunday 26 April 2015 the Flying Doctors said good luck and farewell to 65 year old Doug Mullett who was beginning his epic 5,500km fundraising trek.

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