News

COVID-19 Emergency Fund

03 Apr 2020

Demand for our service is growing. Right now, our aeromedical teams are in desperate need of emergency supplies to support their vital work as we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The bush gets in your blood

26 Feb 2020

Our newest RFDS Life Member recalls his outback memories of the Flying Doctor.

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Little helpers

24 Feb 2020

Meet Jack and Cowboy Roy – two kids doing big things for the Flying Doctor.

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Baby Daisy's Flying Doctor journey

24 Feb 2020

Shantell Kennell was enjoying the perfect pregnancy, when almost overnight her blood pressure shot through the roof. Shantell was told she had severe preeclampsia, her life was in danger and the only sure ‘cure’ was to deliver her baby in a specialist unit 600km away...

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RFDS Victoria seeking consumer representatives

20 Feb 2020

RFDS Victoria is seeking interested members of the public to come on board as consumer representatives.

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Rio Tinto invests in a third aeromedical jet for RFDS Western Operations fleet

19 Feb 2020

A third Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet is set to join the RFDS Western Operations fleet in 2022.

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Surveying the Impact of Stroke

18 Feb 2020

Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability. The RFDS is working with the Australian Stroke Alliance to look at better, and faster, ways of identifying and treating stroke. Help us learn more by taking this short survey.

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First Flying Doctor midwife scholarship recipient hits the skies above Isa

18 Feb 2020

In January, the first recipient of a new Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) midwifery scholarship has taken to the skies over North West Queensland.

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Weighing a RFDS PC-12 Aircraft

17 Feb 2020

When our PC-12 aircraft arrive from the Pilatus factory in Switzerland, the plane undergoes an aeromedical fit-out, performed by our specialist engineers. The 760 hour fit-out equips the aircraft to serve as an intensive care unit in the sky.

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