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Nominate today for the RFDS Regional and Rural Health Award

19 Oct 2018

Nominate a young hero today for the 2019 Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award. Nominations will close Friday 14 December 2018.

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Port Pirie volunteers raise $10,000 for Flying Doctor

27 Sep 2018

A committed group of Port Pirie volunteers has presented a $10,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $15,000 over the past two years.

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New family joins the RFDS

24 Sep 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is excited about the recent arrival of two new doctors. Maria Capoluongo and Sundar Thavapalasunder have come from London with their young children Leo and Lara to work at the RFDS Broken Hill Base. Find out how they're settling into their new life here.

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Darwin home to new ‘Flying Doctor’ Base

20 Sep 2018

The new home to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in the nation’s Top End region was officially opened today at Darwin International Airport.

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Taking care of your mental wellbeing

20 Sep 2018

Our mental health team shares some tips about how to take care of yourself, where to go for help, and explains how the RFDS helps.

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Flying Doctor commemorates Lt Clifford Peel

19 Sep 2018

Today the Royal Flying Doctor Service honours the legacy of a far-sighted young man named John Clifford Peel whose vision played a great part in the inspiration of the Flying Doctor.

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Sunraysia volunteers raise $15,000 for the Flying Doctor

12 Sep 2018

A committed group of Sunraysia volunteers has presented another $15,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The bi-annual donation – adding to $9,000 already donated in June this year – takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to more than $645,000 since 2000.

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Volunteers hit the road in Heathcote

06 Sep 2018

Identifying that one of the biggest barriers to accessing health care in regional areas is finding appropriate transport, RFDS Victoria has partnered with Heathcote Health to launch a new program that connects Heathcote residents with their health appointments using volunteer drivers.

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Speech therapy a talking point in the Mallee

06 Sep 2018

Royal Flying Doctor Service, Robinvale District Health Service and Mallee Track Health & Community Service are now working in partnership to support children aged 0–12 years in accessing local speech therapy services.

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