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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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2019 Give Them Wings Scholarships now open

23 Feb 2019

Applications for the 2019 Give Them Wings Scholarships are now open. Valued at $3,000, the scholarships are available for Victorian regional and rural students in their first year of university studying nursing or allied health.

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Flynn flies on next generation $20 note

22 Feb 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is honoured to see its legacy continue on the next generation $20 banknote design revealed today by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

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Flying Doctor visit saved my life

21 Feb 2019

When Belinda went for a check-up at the Flying Doctor clinic in Tilpa she knew something wasn’t right. What she didn’t know was how that visit would save her life.

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Telehealth limited by connectivity - Not technology

19 Feb 2019

Telehealth is no new feat. The Flying Doctor has been doing it for over 90 years. Established with Alfred Trager’s pedal radio that connected those in the bush to a doctor, telehealth now forms the core of the RFDS service with 88,188 telehealth consultations delivered in the last year.

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Healthy Ageing in the Bush Requires a Coordinated Strategy

18 Feb 2019

New Flying Doctor Research reveals thousands of remote Australians aged over 65 are flown by aeromedical teams to hospitals with illnesses that could have been prevented through increased country health services. A coordinated National Healthy Ageing Strategy is vital to improve health outcomes.

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Mobile Event Care expansion

RFDS Victoria expands Mobile Event Care

14 Feb 2019

RFDS Victoria's Mobile Event Care services are expanding, covering a range of events from AFLW matches to summer festivals.

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Mobile Dental Unit Training session

13 Feb 2019

On the 9th of November 2018, Corinne Millard, Nurse Educator from Rockhampton, delivered basic life support training at the mobile dental unit, based in Sapphire.

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Around the clock mental health support for flood affected Queenslanders

13 Feb 2019

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