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Graphic: Danielle Holmes from the Flying Doctor and Sue Robbins from Piecemakers.

​Quilters’ gifts to bush kids helped by RFDS

13 Nov 2017

Kids in the Outback cared for by the RFDS are benefiting from the generosity of a group of Sydney women who’ve donated hundreds of quilts.

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mia Degoumis, Michelle Mannion and Viv Degoumis

Caring Packsaddle Community

20 Jun 2017

Mia Degoumois and her fellow community members aren't just tireless advocates for good Outback healthcare services, they've been working on the frontline with organisations like the Flying Doctor for many years to deliver those services.

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Where do your donations go?

19 Jun 2017

A recent Sunday Night TV story detailed questionable practices of a fundraising contractor and whilst the RFDS has never used the services of this contractor, we also wanted you to know that donations to the Flying Doctor go to the Flying Doctor.

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Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

09 Jun 2017

Residents of rural and remote Queensland will be delighted to hear the news that the RFDS (Queensland Section) will soon be offering a free hearing screening service.

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the new RFDS hangar in Broken Hill is currently being constructed.

State-of-the-art new Flying Doctor Hangar takes shape in Broken Hill

09 Jun 2017

Construction of a new RFDS hangar is taking shape in Broken Hill, ensuring the service can continue to expand and meet healthcare needs in the future.

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Flying Doctor mental health team members, a pilot and doctor who all collaborate to deliver exceptional services

New Alcohol, Drugs support services for Western NSW

06 Jun 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section is expanding its existing Alcohol and other Drugs program following a successful joint tender with Lyndon, an independent organisation with 30 years of experience providing services to Western NSW.

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Country mental health access a fifth the rate of city

02 Jun 2017

New research reveals remote Australians die on average from suicide at twice the rate of city people, yet are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people.

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Pre-1978 cars on the dirt roads taking part in a previous Outback Car Trek

The Outback Car Trek reveals its driving ambition

30 May 2017

The 28th Outback Car Trek will see 70 specially reinforced pre-1978 cars, as well as 20 support vehicles, embark on a seven day, 3,000kms journey from Griffith in NSW to Port Macquarie by way of White Cliffs, Tibooburra, Hungerford, Lightning Ridge, Dirranbandi and Armidale.

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Senex extends major support of the Flying Doctor

29 May 2017

A $7 million ‘flying intensive care unit’ bearing the Senex Energy logo has been unveiled as the oil and gas company announced the renewal of its major sponsorship of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations.

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