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Graphic: A woman suffering heat stress and a thermometer indicating high temperature

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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4WD ambulance

New 4WD ambulances bound for SA outback clinics

09 Dec 2016

Three new custom-built 4WD ambulances are being put into service by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to enhance its on-the-ground emergency care and capability at its three remote primary health care clinics in Marla, Andamooka and Marree in outback South Australia.

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Happy 20th birthday to our Townsville Base

08 Dec 2016

From 794 patients transported in its first year, to almost 2,000 today - the Townsville RFDS Base sure has grown up in 20 years.

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RFDS most reputable charity for sixth year running

05 Dec 2016

Trust in Australian charities is at its highest level in years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) named Australia's most reputable charity for the sixth year in a row in the 2016 Charity Reputation Index.

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Brianna Leaman enjoying her time with the RFDS

John Flynn scholarship gives Brianna new opportunities

02 Dec 2016

2016 John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship recipient, Brianna Leaman spent two weeks flying around western NSW to help treat patients in Lightning Ridge, Bourke, Goodooga, Collarenebri and Dubbo.

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Children at Pooncarie on the RFDS model play equipment

Outback Kids Take Flight Thanks To Proludic

01 Dec 2016

​Isolated children in the remote town of Pooncarie can now get on board their very own Flying Doctor aircraft, thanks to a generous donation from playground equipment company Proludic.

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A scary snake

Flying Doctor issues summer snakebite reminder

29 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service reminds the public of the dangers posed by snakes during the summer months and what to do if bitten.

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Michael Cook, an RFDS flight nurse from Dubbo

Help from Humpty Dumpty Foundation ensures Flying Doctor can safely deliver newborns

28 Nov 2016

Two new neonatal transport incubators (pods) worth close to $180,000 will help ensure sick or at risk newborn babies are safely transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s South Eastern section.

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Christmas Appeal 2016

25 Nov 2016

The 2016 Christmas Appeal came with a bauble for our supporters to put on their tree and support the RFDS.

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