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Graphic: A group of adults smile at the camera. One man is holding a cheque for $61,000. One lady is wearing a RFDS staff uniform.

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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Very Special Kids and RFDS partner to help children in need

09 Mar 2018

Launched in February, Road to Respite is a joint initiative between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Very Special Kids providing transport for regional children with life-threatening conditions to the Very Special Kids Hospice in Malvern.

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

The search is on for our hidden heroes

05 Mar 2018

The RFDS Local Hero Awards have launched across Queensland today, calling out to those community members who have rolled their sleeves up, put their hands out, or stowed away their fears in an emergency to help the Flying Doctor carry out its lifesaving work.

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RFDS Aircraft with pilot holding Queen's Baton

RFDS Flies Queen's Baton ahead of Gold Coast Commonwealth Games

01 Mar 2018

The RFDS was honoured to fly the Queen’s Baton to the remote Aboriginal community of Hermannsburg, 125 kilometres west of Alice Springs, marking the start of its time in the Northern Territory ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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Former nurse will keep giving through her will

16 Feb 2018

Vivienne Windsor, a former nurse, knows the importance of leaving a gift in her Will. Do you? Find out more here. 

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Supporting men's mental health

16 Feb 2018

“Men are two to three times more likely than women to have an addiction issue but far less likely to seek help,” says our senior mental health nurse, Vanessa Latham. “In the last quarter, less than a third of our mental health clients were men.”

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Filling the gap in dental care

16 Feb 2018

In just 3 months, our dental team has treated over 790 patients at 51 rural and remote clinics. Find out how dental health can impact your overall health.

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A special gift for the heart

15 Feb 2018

We had a very special Valentine’s date with our national partner TAL who, in a few short months, have raised an amazing $112,185 to fund 80 new defibrillators for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. These life-saving tools will be distributed into RFDS medical chests in rural and remote areas.

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Limb lost, life saved

14 Feb 2018

Leroy nearly lost his life, but it had started as just an ordinary day at work. He was making a delivery to nearby gymkhana grounds, behind the wheel of a buggy with two workmates. This is Leroy’s story:

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