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Flying Doctor warns of heat stress risk in the hot summer

23 Jan 2017

​With the mercury set to stay well over 30 degrees celsius in many areas and a long hot summer forecast, the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS SE) is reminding the public about the dangers of heat stress.

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First flight after dangerous fright

19 Sep 2016

A remote airstrip unused for 14 years becomes a critical asset for young Clare and her family.

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David the unstoppable

19 Sep 2016

It will take more than a life-threatening brain aneurysm to stop David from running on.

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Governor of Tasmania launches RFDS and Foodbank partnership

Governor of Tasmania launches RFDS and Foodbank partnership

13 Sep 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania has entered into a partnership with Foodbank of Tasmania via their School Breakfast Program to provide oral health toothbrushes, toothpaste and oral hygiene education to approximately 4000 students throughout Tasmania.

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Migrant students jump on board the RFDS aeromedical simulator

Migrant students jump on board the RFDS aeromedical simulator

08 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aeromedical simulator state tour will conclude in Launceston with a very special presentation to the TasTAFE Adult Migrant English Program students.

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Flying Doctor Dental Clinic in Birchip

Health Minister Supports Flying Doctor Dental Clinic

07 Sep 2016

Minister for Health Hon Jill Hennessey has announced funding for an additional dental vehicle to be operated by the Flying Doctor. The RFDS is delighted to be able to extend its dental program to reach more people in rural areas, providing quality dental care.

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2015/16 Year in Review

23 Aug 2016

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Flying Doctor aeromedical simulator school tour

Flying Doctor aeromedical simulator school tour

17 Aug 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Look! Up in the Sky educational program has spread its wings in Tasmanian schools during 2016. Tom Ryan, RFDS Program Manager – Education, is hitting the road with the interactive aeromedical simulator for a non-stop tour of primary schools.

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Car #1928

OZ Outback Odyssey raises $146,000

15 Aug 2016

A gruelling rally by a fleet of 24 cars more than 30 years old has wound its way through outback South Australia and Queensland in the OZ Outback Odyssey raising an amazing $146,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

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