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Tatiara volunteers raise $55,000 for Flying Doctor

15 Aug 2019

A dedicated group of Tatiara volunteers has raised $55,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Tatiara community over the past year.

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RFDS honours former CEO

29 Apr 2019

The purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24, has been dedicated to John Lynch, former CEO, RFDS Central Operations

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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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Rural Health is a Major Election Issue

15 Apr 2019

Due to the decline of maternity services in the bush, the number of pregnant women, flown by the RFDS in a medical emergency from rural areas to a maternity hospital has doubled.

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RFDS and LifeFlight dig in for Wide Bay community

09 Apr 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and LifeFlight are building a joint, purpose-built, aeromedical base and patient transfer facility, continuing both organisations' long history of commitment to improving health outcomes for the Wide Bay community and beyond.

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2019 Election

08 Apr 2019

The 2019 Federal Election needs to deliver a major boost in rural health funding across the entire rural health sector.

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RFDS welcomes RAC WA CEO Rob Slocombe to its board

08 Apr 2019

Mr Slocombe joins leading medical experts Director of Burns Service WA Fiona Wood AM and McCusker Director of Lions Outback Vision Dr Angus Turner as the newest appointments to the RFDS Western Operations board in 2019.

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Have your Say - Help us Improve our Website

05 Apr 2019

Help us to ensure we are best meeting your needs as users of our website by filling out this short survey. It is our mission to provide excellence in aeromedical and primary healthcare across Australia and this involves having a website that meets the high standards of our organisation.

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A group of people stand under a basic beach shelter. They are all smiling at the camera.

Saving lives at remote surf beach

04 Apr 2019

When most people think 'remote', images of red-dirt, blue-sky readily come to mind, but not by the Flying Doctor who extended its 'mantle of safety' to the white sand-blue waters of one of the country's most sought-after surf beaches.

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