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Adelaide volunteers raise $61,000 for Flying Doctor

16 Aug 2018

A committed group of Adelaide volunteers has presented a $61,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). The annual donation takes the group’s total contribution to the life-saving service to almost $1.8 million over the past 32 years.

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Take part in a special Outback Tour

25 May 2018

2018 marks 90 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). To commemorate this special milestone RFDS is offering the chance to join a very special Outback Tour, visiting iconic places in the Flying Doctor’s history betwenn 6 and 19 July.

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New AEDs to enhance RFDS Medical Chests

16 May 2018

The RFDS will be supplying life-saving Automatic External Defibrillator (AEDs) to 80 remote communities and stations thanks to the generosity of employees at Australia’s leading life insurer TAL.

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2018 Local Heroes Announced

15 May 2018

Nine local heroes from each of Queensland's nine RFDS bases have been announced.

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RFDS Celebrates 90 Years

15 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service today celebrates 90 years of savings lives.

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John Lynch to retire as CEO of RFDS Central Operations

09 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Lynch and the Board have agreed upon his retirement from his role in December 2018.

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3,000 more doctors and 3,000 more nurses to deliver rural health

08 May 2018

Budget announcements providing up to 3,000 more doctors and 3,000 more nurses to rural and remote Australia will lead to improved health service access for country Australians.

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Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Remote life can be heartbreaking

08 May 2018

In 2014-15 4.2 million adults making up 22 per cent of the population, were diagnosed with the disease. Sadly, these numbers get even worse in our rural and remote communities.

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