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COVID 19: Responding to Need

22 Oct 2021

Since February 2020 the RFDS has been part of the front-line response to COVID, and is part of the vaccination roll-out.

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RFDS calls for a healthier Tasmania

19 Apr 2016

RFDS Tasmania has provided a supplementary submission to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan.

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Billion dollar saving with accident prevention strategy

06 Mar 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research finds up to $1 billion in hospital savings are possible if a new strategy to prevent accidents and injury in rural and remote Australia is adopted.

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Flying Doctor launches RFDS Local Hero Awards

01 Mar 2016

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RFDS flies in to support King Island Community

29 Feb 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is reaching out to connect with the King Island community on Tuesday 1 March when it attends the Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Show and on Wednesday 2 March the RFDS will visit the King Island District School to conduct educational presentations to students.

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More Indigenous health workers key to Closing the Gap

27 Jan 2016

Training, employing, and supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and aviation roles is necessary for Indigenous health outcomes to improve. The launch of the RFDS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) supports new health career pathways for Indigenous people.

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Half of all road deaths occur on rural roads

15 Jan 2016

"Half of all road deaths occur in remote and rural areas, despite two thirds of Australians living in cities" Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia CEO Martin Laverty said.

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Acting Health Minister launches the QCoal Community Dental Service

Acting Health Minister launches the QCoal Community Dental Service for 2016

06 Jan 2016

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today launched the QCoal Community Dental Service.

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Safer airstrips in remote areas will help save lives

10 Dec 2015

Airstrips used for medical emergencies in remote parts of Australia will be made safer following the announcement of $11.6 million for runway upgrades.

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