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New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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Episode 63

Family holiday plans changed quickly when 7-year-old Mia stumbled by the campfire...

17 Mar 2023

Kayla and Mia tell the story of a road trip where things took an unexpected turn when 7-year-old Mia, who had been warming herself by the fire and waiting for mum to cook dinner, stumbled and to prevent herself falling into the fire, she put her hand into a pot that was sitting on top of the coals.

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RFDS committed to closing the gap

Close the Gap Day 2023

16 Mar 2023

National Close the Gap Day is a day of action for Indigenous health equality that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.

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Community Transport in Foster

First Flying Doctor Community Transport site in Gippsland announced

09 Mar 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RDFS) Victoria is delighted to announce a new partnership with South Gippsland Hospital to expand its Flying Doctor Community Transport service into the community of Foster and surrounds.

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RFDS in WA celebrates International Women's Day 2023

07 Mar 2023

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RFDS Victoria hosts health roundtable in Robinvale

RFDS Victoria hosts health roundtable in Robinvale

03 Mar 2023

The 2023 Robinvale Health Roundtable was an opportunity to discuss Robinvale's health care needs, and how we can collaborate and create better health outcomes for the community.

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Isuzu vehicles and RFDS

New major national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia

01 Mar 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has established a multi-year national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia (Isuzu UTE).

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podcast interview

It was too late to get to hospital, and the baby was in breech

26 Feb 2023

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Sarah and Kaysee in the 70s

Sarah had a double-lung transplant, while her husband and daughter waited anxiously...

23 Feb 2023

When Kaysee was a young teen, her mother was diagnosed with a severe genetic lung condition, that without a lung transplant, would kill her. In Flying Doctor Podcast episode #61 Kaysee tells the story of her amazing, strong and courageous mum.

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ribbon cutting ceremony for sub-base

RFDS WA attends St John WA’s Narrogin sub centre opening

20 Feb 2023

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Out of breath out of nowhere

Out of breath, out of nowhere: Shannon's story

20 Feb 2023

Gasping for air. Down on all fours. Shannon was clinging to life in one of the most isolated places in the world.

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Richard Hawkins

Five times revived: Richard's story

20 Feb 2023

Richard is lucky to be alive after his heart stopped five times in the searing summer heat of the South Australian desert.

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RFDS apprentice Ashley Lewthwaite

From single shots to single engines: Apprentice Ashley's story

20 Feb 2023

Ashley Lewthwaite has recently exchanged espresso machines for aircraft engines, kickstarting his journey to becoming a Licensed Aircraft Maintenance Engineer with the RFDS in Darwin.

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Traeger pedal radio

Sparking a distant connection: Noel Traeger's story

20 Feb 2023

Turn back time with Noel Traeger, a relative of Alfred Traeger – inventor of the pedal-powered radio – who worked with Alf at his electronic workshop.

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Tour Down Under 2023

Flying Doctor provides 'moto medics' for Tour Down Under

20 Feb 2023

The Flying Doctor was proud to support the first event of the UCI World Tour calendar, the 2023 Tour Down Under in a medical support capacity.

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Order of Australia honours for Flying Doctor friends

Order of Australia honours for Flying Doctor friends

16 Feb 2023

A former RFDS remote area nurse and three long-serving volunteers were named in this year’s honours.

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