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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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Emergency flight on holiday ends in surprising diagnosis at home

04 Feb 2016

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Flight off bike leads to Flying Doctor

04 Feb 2016

“I came off and I thought I’d broken my foot in half,” recalls Simon. “There was a big hole in the top of my boot and blood squirting out.”

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Rock and roll not such a hip move on holiday

04 Feb 2016

"I hit the ground and couldn’t get up" says Lyn Walsh, a keen fossicker.

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1800 RFDS SA

1800 RFDS SA emergency number

01 Feb 2016

People living, working and travelling in the bush in South Australia have a new 1800 emergency number to call when they need the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Calls to 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772) are monitored and received 24 hours a day by RFDS staff in Port Augusta.

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Rick was missing

28 Jan 2016

You live on a remote station, it's late at night and your husband is missing. There are signs of a bike accident with a kangeroo, but no sign of him....

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Indigenous staff with the RFDS

More Indigenous health workers key to Closing the Gap

27 Jan 2016

Training, employing, and supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and aviation roles is necessary for Indigenous health outcomes to improve. The launch of the RFDS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) supports new health career pathways for Indigenous people.

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Half of all road deaths occur on rural roads

15 Jan 2016

"Half of all road deaths occur in remote and rural areas, despite two thirds of Australians living in cities" Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia CEO Martin Laverty said.

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RFDS delivers primary health care to Andamooka, Marla & Marree

11 Jan 2016

The Outback communities of Andamooka and Marla in the Far North of South Australia will have primary health care services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from 2016 following a decision by Country Health SA to appoint the RFDS as new provider.

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