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Clocking up the miles helps kids keep their Bright Smiles

24 Apr 2018

Oral health is a big issue, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas, where access to services is limited and long distances have to be driven in order to get treatment.The Bright Smiles Charity Ride takes to the road on Thursday 26 April and will travel more than 1,300 kms along the back

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Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

23 Nov 2016

Six Tasmanian students have won prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia. The presentation of their awards will be held at the RFDS Launceston Base, Western Junction on Thursday 24 November at 10.00 am.

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New flying intensive care unit dedicated

18 Nov 2016

A 'new flying intensive care unit' has been dedicated for emergency aeromedical service for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in communities in South and Central Australia.

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Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

15 Nov 2016

Mr Martin Laverty, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia is visiting Hobart on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November to meet with stakeholders to discuss the expansion of RFDS dental outreach services in Tasmania.

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RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

11 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service ‘flies in’ vaccination specialist for the Huon Show: giving parents the opportunity to ask ALL their questions.

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Holiday turns to deadly threat

07 Nov 2016

A severe attack of stomach pain in the middle of the night while on an outback holiday put Stephen Daniel in a deadly race against time to survive - if only he had known it.

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Oral health a must in the bush

07 Nov 2016

An RFDS remote oral health clinic has given kids living in the bush a lesson on how to look after their teeth and a timely dental examination by a group of final year University of Adelaide dental students.

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Ergon customers donate $11m to keep Flying Doctor Flying

25 Oct 2016

Ergon Energy Retail's fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has helped raise more than $11million since the partnership began in 2000.

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Adelaide Base begins new era for RFDS

21 Oct 2016

The $19 million new Adelaide Base heralds the beginning of a new era for RFDS Central Operations as it delivers 24/7 emergency retrieval services, inter-hospital transfers and primary health care services to all South Australians.

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