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Bay to Birdwood and the RFDS historic cars

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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Mums and bubs rely on the Flying Doctor

01 Sep 2020

Women's Health Week: Health issues related to pregnancy, birth and newborn babies are among the most common reasons the Flying Doctor is called for assistance in WA. RFDS flight nurse Ashlee Blood says it's an incredibly humbling experience being there women in such a life-changing event.

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Flying Doctor in WA propels forward

01 Sep 2020

RFDS Western Operations longest serving engineer Greg Turner who retired last year and returned to serve during COVID-19 was given the honor of installing the first next generation propeller on the PC-12 aircraft.

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Timewarp Trivia a success for all generations

31 Aug 2020

More than 600 trivia buffs tested their general knowledge in the Flying Doctor's second online quiz fundraiser spotlighting music, film and cultural touchstones throughout the decades.

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WA Governor officially opens upgraded facilities at RFDS Meekatharra base

28 Aug 2020

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia and patron of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia officially opened upgraded facilities at the RFDS Meekatharra base today.

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Clayton Judd in front of RFDS Aircraft

RFDS sources new decontaminant in battle against COVID- 19

28 Aug 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is ensuring patient and staff safety during the pandemic through use of a newly sourced aircraft decontaminant.

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Nullarbor car crash

A narrow escape on the Nullarbor

26 Aug 2020

Chris Franks is lucky to be alive after he rolled his vehicle near Cook, South Australia. Flight Nurse Cameron Sims tells his story.

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Elizabeth Ferrier standing in front of an RFDS plane

Hard work pays off for latest Flying Doctor Flight Nurse

21 Aug 2020

Hard work, dedication and a firm belief in quality healthcare for all has driven Elizabeth Ferrier the newest flight nurse for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) to get back in the air.

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Mobile Health Hubs ready to roll

18 Aug 2020

Two old decommissioned buses have been transformed into modern, mobile health clinics and they're about to undertake an amazing journey around regional Tasmania.

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