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Historic cars drive Bay to Birdwood partnership

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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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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Cheryl's 25 years of service

11 Aug 2015

"I'm so blessed though, I've had a great life and I've been very lucky."

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Across the desert to raise money

11 Aug 2015

"We got to Kazakhstan and were thinking the roads weren't going to be too bad," said Sam. "But the roads over here have potholes, which if you drove into, I don't think you'd get out of."

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