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Nominate today for the RFDS Regional and Rural Health Award

19 Oct 2018

Nominate a young hero today for the 2019 Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award. Nominations will close Friday 14 December 2018.

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John Lynch to retire as CEO of RFDS Central Operations

09 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations Chief Executive Officer (CEO) John Lynch and the Board have agreed upon his retirement from his role in December 2018.

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3,000 more doctors and 3,000 more nurses to deliver rural health

08 May 2018

Budget announcements providing up to 3,000 more doctors and 3,000 more nurses to rural and remote Australia will lead to improved health service access for country Australians.

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Flying doctor 'heroes' gave Stewart a second chance at life

08 May 2018

Back in April 1981, young jackaroo Stewart Aiken and a mate from the same property were out riding motorbikes. They were about 50 kilometers from home in Western NSW and racing each other back to the property.

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Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Remote life can be heartbreaking

08 May 2018

In 2014-15 4.2 million adults making up 22 per cent of the population, were diagnosed with the disease. Sadly, these numbers get even worse in our rural and remote communities.

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Airnorth Cable Beach Polo names RFDS as 2018 Charity Partner

03 May 2018

The RFDS is both delighted and thankful to be Airnorth Cable Beach Polo’s Charity Partner for 2018 and welcomes the opportunity of sharing the RFDS story with those elite competitors and spectators from all around the world.

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The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the “Great Pilgrimage”

02 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes a squadron of 26 vintage aircraft in a “Great Pilgrimage” from New South Wales to Queensland to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic first flight of 1928.

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