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Smooth landings in Flying Doctor’s future

17 Feb 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has welcomed the Federal Government’s latest round of funding to upgrade crucial, remote airstrips throughout Australia.

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The Doctor call you DON'T want

23 Dec 2016

Tis the Season to be jolly -- but as you are enjoying your pudding on Christmas Day the Flying Doctor medical and aviation staff across the country remain on call, day and night. We expect to be as busy as last year, when we transported over 120 people on the 25th of December.

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New rural primary health services announced

20 Dec 2016

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania and a consortium of local Government Councils to deliver improved health outcomes in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O’Day, George Town and Flinders Island.

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Rio Tinto Congratulate RFDS

20 Dec 2016

Rio Tinto today have congratulated the Royal Flying Doctor on being named Australia's most reputable charity.

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Official statement - aircraft incidents

19 Dec 2016

Two unrelated aircraft incidents occurred at separate locations reported by RFDS (South Eastern Section). Everyone on board both aircraft are safe and well and there are no injuries.

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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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