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Flying Doctor warns of heat stress risk in the hot summer

23 Jan 2017

​With the mercury set to stay well over 30 degrees celsius in many areas and a long hot summer forecast, the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS SE) is reminding the public about the dangers of heat stress.

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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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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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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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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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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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Derby Base Redevelopment

09 Aug 2015

The Derby Base of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia has undergone a refurbishment, coinciding with its 60th year of providing aero medical and primary health care services.

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Snakebite sends Alishia on night flight

07 Aug 2015

It didn't take long for 12-year-old Whyalla schoolgirl Alishia Thomas to get back into the saddle after suffering a terrifying snake bite while competing at a rodeo in South Australia's mid-north.

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Jess Mauboy, Dami Im and Reign Derry grace the red carpet

Altitude Ball 2015

30 Jul 2015

Our major annual Fundraising Ball “Altitude” 2015 took place on Saturday 25th July at the Crown, Perth and was another huge event.

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