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Bay to Birdwood and the RFDS historic cars

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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Tasmania hosts 4X4 For The Doc

08 Jul 2020

Join the family 4WDs taking on a Tassie charity adventure

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After school excursion for Djugerari Kids in remote WA

03 Jul 2020

School's out for Djugerari Remote Community School students Cecilia and Kyle who score the opportunity to tour the RFDS' workhorse - the PC-12 turboprop aircraft and meet with crew.

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Brisbane and Rockhampton Bases celebrate 25 years

03 Jul 2020

The Brisbane and Rockhampton Bases of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) both celebrated 25 years in operation on 3 July, 2020.

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Aeromedical Retrieval for Stroke in Australia

02 Jul 2020

RFDS Research shows rural, remote, and Indigenous stroke patients have worse stroke outcomes than urban Australians. This may be due to lack of timely access to expert facilities.

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Trailblazer in flight: WA Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires

02 Jul 2020

After supporting regional and remote communities across WA for nearly 15-and-a-half years, Flying Doctor Brian Collings retires.

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Mental Health Crises in Rural and Remote Australia

01 Jul 2020

RFDS Research: Direct medical costs associated with air retrievals for people experiencing mental health crisis are substantial. Majority of costs are associated with hospital admission and treatment; however, the indirect (loss of productivity) and intangible (quality of life) costs are far greater

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Simulation technology helps tackle virus

25 Jun 2020

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) medical staff are using the latest high-tech medical simulation technology to aid in the fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Nothing will stop our frontline teams from saving lives

25 Jun 2020

The world may look a bit different these days, but our commitment to caring for Australians remains as resolute as ever.

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