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Graphic: RFDS SE Section General Manager of Marketing and Fundraising Andy Moore with Outback Beds member Bill Balding in Broken Hill

Outback Beds $1000 donation to RFDS

25 May 2017

​Proceeds from the sale of a 2017 Outback Beds calendar will be used to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Outback NSW.

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Beach Energy raises funds for Flying Doctor

06 Apr 2017

Beach Energy staff recognise that the RFDS could literally be a lifesaver for them or one of their workmates which is why 20 staff committed to complete the Adelaide Corporate Triathlon and raise funds for the Flying Doctor.

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2017 Give Them Wings Scholarship Applications Now Open

01 Apr 2017

Applications for the Give Them Wings Scholarship are now being accepted.

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Four years of oral health partnership

23 Mar 2017

​The QCoal Community Dental Service, operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

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ventilation trial

Ventilation trial to care for critically ill

21 Mar 2017

A new non-invasive technique for ventilating critically ill patients which improves patient safety and comfort is set to be trialled by the RFDS for use in rural and remote locations.

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RFDS takes meningococcal vaccine to Aboriginal teens

20 Mar 2017

Aboriginal Australians from remote parts of South Australia will be protected from deadly meningococcal disease thanks in large part to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Jimmy Darcy grave

Seeds for Flynn's flying doctor sown 100 years ago

19 Mar 2017

The seeds for John Flynn's Flying Doctor were sown 100 years ago this July with the desperate attempt to save the life of little known stockman, Jimmy Darcy, in the on of the most remote parts of Australia failed when he succumbed to injuries sustained in a fall from his horse.

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Completion of new hangar brings Flying Doctor transformation one step closer

15 Mar 2017

Construction of the Royal Flying Doctor Service's impressive new hangar at Jandakot has been completed, future-proofing the organisation's world-leading aero medical, aviation and engineering capabilities for the next generation.

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Suture training for medical students

15 Mar 2017

Medical students took part in a hands-on workshop on medical suturing at RFDS Port Augusta Base in April in a joint initiative with the Adelaide Rural Clinical School. The students were joined by medical professionals including RFDS Flight Nurses, Remote Areas Nurses, Midwives and GPs.

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