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RFDS WA nurses facilitate primary health care to PNG communities

11 Jun 2018

RFDS nurses Fiona and Fran delivered primary health care to remote villages in Papa New Guinea as part of a No Roads Expedition clinical outreach program in May this year.

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Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Flying doctor 'heroes' gave Stewart a second chance at life

08 May 2018

Back in April 1981, young jackaroo Stewart Aiken and a mate from the same property were out riding motorbikes. They were about 50 kilometers from home in Western NSW and racing each other back to the property.

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Remote life can be heartbreaking

08 May 2018

In 2014-15 4.2 million adults making up 22 per cent of the population, were diagnosed with the disease. Sadly, these numbers get even worse in our rural and remote communities.

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Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Airnorth Cable Beach Polo names RFDS as 2018 Charity Partner

03 May 2018

The RFDS is both delighted and thankful to be Airnorth Cable Beach Polo’s Charity Partner for 2018 and welcomes the opportunity of sharing the RFDS story with those elite competitors and spectators from all around the world.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the “Great Pilgrimage”

02 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes a squadron of 26 vintage aircraft in a “Great Pilgrimage” from New South Wales to Queensland to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic first flight of 1928.

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RFDS Rural Women’s GP taking new patients in Heywood

26 Apr 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Rural Women’s GP in Heywood is welcoming new patients.

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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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