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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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Helping isolated women stay healthy

13 Aug 2015

"It's a male-dominated culture," explains Jacqueline. "Girls have to be tough, wrangling bulls and sheep and cattle and stuff. It's an adventure, but it can also be the first time young girls have lived away from home, even if they've grown up on the land.

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RFDS to the rescue – twice!

13 Aug 2015

"I played netball and everyone just thought I'd pulled a muscle in my back," explains Natalie. "But it went on for months and months and just got worse ...

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Giving people back their smiles

13 Aug 2015

"You've given me back my smile," was the response of one woman after attending an RFDS Oral Health Clinic in Bourke.

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QRL's Intrust Super Cup helps keep the Flying Doctor Flying

13 Aug 2015

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) welcomes QRL's announcement that a percentage of gate takings from six of the Round 23 Intrust Super Cup games, part of 'Get in the Game' Country Week, will support its work in providing vital health services to rural and remote Queensland.

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​No fish, but quite a story for Gerald

13 Aug 2015

"I was relieved when the Flying Doctor got here," says Mia. "You can go through what you've learned in training and hang in there, but once the Flying Doctor gets here it's a huge relief!"

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Health and Wellbeing Workshops

13 Aug 2015

"It was not just a 'ladies day'," says RFDS Mental Health nurse Vanessa Latham. "It was an opportunity for much-needed socialisation, networking, information and sharing of talents and experiences."

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Remote Rescue Stories

13 Aug 2015

"You have to plan more if you're on a station," says Fiona. "I have to leave and go to Broken Hill when I'm four weeks from giving birth. They say to leave three weeks beforehand, but both my kids were early so I'm going four weeks out!"

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Clinic catchup: Tibooburra

13 Aug 2015

"Having access to a GP service through a clinic can mean early detection, and treatment," says Alison. "This can save lives in remote communities, as well as avoid emergency retrievals which can occur if things go untreated to the point that they escalate."

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