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RFDS presents evidence to Royal Commission into Aged Care

20 Jun 2019

CEO of RFDS Australia, Dr Martin Laverty, has presented evidence and testimony in Broome this week as part of the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

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Expanding after-hours telehealth

23 May 2019

It has been 10 months since we expanded our telehealth services from our Cairns Base to cover weekend hours. In this short period of time, the addition of this service has demonstrated significant improvements in access to remote Primary Health Care.

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Strengthening our partnerships

23 May 2019

Recently RFDS have had the privilege of signing two Memorandum of Understandings with the South West Hospital and Health Service and Southern Queensland Rural Health.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Regional Service Award 2019 Finalists announced

23 May 2019

Recognising our rural and regional young achievers and community contributors

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A jet aircraft with an RFDS logo. People in high-vis clothing push a hospital stretcher with a person lying on top.

RFDS enters jet age with game-changer in aeromedical care

22 May 2019

The communities of South Australia and the Northern Territory will soon be cared for 24/7 by the world’s first purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24.

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RFDS Local Hero Award Recipients 2019

22 May 2019

Now in its fourth year, the RFDS Local Hero Awards give the RFDS (Queensland Section) an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those incredible good Samaritans, volunteers and fundraisers who go out of their way to ensure the Flying Doctor will be around for another 91 years.

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Flying Doctor and IGA unveil aeromedical aircraft

21 May 2019

This afternoon the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations unveiled its Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) branded aeromedical aircraft in recognition of IGA’s new, three-year major sponsorship of the life-saving service.

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Arun Thomas and Deputy Chair Robyn Lardner

Arun Thomas wins RFDS Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award

16 May 2019

Arun Thomas has won the prestigious Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Achievers Award at the 2019 Seven News Young Achiever Awards and was presented onstage by Robyn Lardner, Deputy Chair, Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria.

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RFDS Celebrates Ninety-One Years

15 May 2019

Ninety-one years ago today, the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service was formed. Two days later the first ever Flying Doctor took flight. Today we celebrate how far the RFDS has come over the past nine decades, and we consider what else needs to be done to further Flynn's vision.

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