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RFDS presents evidence to Royal Commission into Aged Care

20 Jun 2019

CEO of RFDS Australia, Dr Martin Laverty, has presented evidence and testimony in Broome this week as part of the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

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Woolworths shoppers support the RFDS to save lives across Queensland

01 May 2019

This month, Woolworths are proudly supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) across their 248 stores in Queensland and Northern NSW, by encouraging shoppers to buy a $1 donation token with their shop.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) and MinterEllison combine skills to shine light on mental health services

30 Apr 2019

The RFDS (Queensland Section) & MinterEllison plan to combine their skills to carry out research which will enable a better understanding of the urgent need for mental health services in remote regions of Australia and to help secure long term funding and further support.

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RFDS honours former CEO

29 Apr 2019

The purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24, has been dedicated to John Lynch, former CEO, RFDS Central Operations

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Drones to overcome distance for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland

16 Apr 2019

This Tuesday 16th of April, Queensland’s leaders in UAV & drone technology will meet to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) overcome one of the organisations biggest challenges - the tyranny of distance.

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Rural Health is a Major Election Issue

15 Apr 2019

Due to the decline of maternity services in the bush, the number of pregnant women, flown by the RFDS in a medical emergency from rural areas to a maternity hospital has doubled.

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RFDS and LifeFlight dig in for Wide Bay community

09 Apr 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and LifeFlight are building a joint, purpose-built, aeromedical base and patient transfer facility, continuing both organisations' long history of commitment to improving health outcomes for the Wide Bay community and beyond.

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2019 Election

08 Apr 2019

The 2019 Federal Election needs to deliver a major boost in rural health funding across the entire rural health sector.

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RFDS welcomes RAC WA CEO Rob Slocombe to its board

08 Apr 2019

Mr Slocombe joins leading medical experts Director of Burns Service WA Fiona Wood AM and McCusker Director of Lions Outback Vision Dr Angus Turner as the newest appointments to the RFDS Western Operations board in 2019.

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