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Graphic: RFDS delivers first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

RFDS helps deliver first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

26 May 2022

Jess Harvey was 35 weeks pregnant when she awoke in the middle of the night with contractions at home, two hours from her nearest town. The RFDS was soon called to assist, and not long after baby Darby arrived.

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Brooke Maloney

Meet RFDS WA nurse and midwife Brooke Maloney

05 May 2022

“You are safe, your baby is safe and we are all in this together." These are the reassuring words of RFDS WA flight nurse and midwife Brooke Maloney who flew in to a remote country hospital from Perth to help a woman in premature labour.

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SleepMaker and Flying Doctor partnership takes off

SleepMaker and Flying Doctor partnership takes off

03 May 2022

SleepMaker, Australasia's largest bedding and foam manufacturer sign a new three-year community partnership with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

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Watch behind-the-scenes of one of our primary health care teams

Watch our Flying Doctor team at work

03 May 2022

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend a day with the Flying Doctor as a pilot, nurse or doctor? Watch this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the extraordinary work our frontline teams do, day in, day out.

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Chae in cockpit

Local boy’s dream of touring RFDS comes true

03 May 2022

With the dream of living in the outback when he grows up, Chae first learned of the Flying Doctor when the service saved his uncle’s life, after the man was bitten by a deadly snake on a fishing trip.

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RFDS plane with patient being evacuated

Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Charity 2022 announced

29 Apr 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been announced as Australia’s ‘Most Trusted Charity’ based on Australian Reader's Digest Trusted Brands’ survey of 2022.

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RFDS Pilot Chris Thompson

World Pilots' Day

25 Apr 2022

April 26 marks World Pilots’ Day – a day where we celebrate and recognise the many contributions of pilots who safely connect millions of passengers around the world every year.

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Paul and Lesley share their stories about the RFDS

Providing vital care to those who need it most

22 Apr 2022

Stradbroke Station Manger, Paul Woods and Queensland Health Nurse, Lesley De Landelles, share their stories about how the Flying Doctor delivered vital care in a life-threatening event.

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Royal Flying Doctor Service Broken Hill's Outback Heritage Experience is a must-visit

Outback Heritage Experience the top tourism destination in town according to TripAdvisor

14 Apr 2022

The Flying Doctor's Outback Heritage Experience at Broken Hill is a must-visit destination for Mundi Mundi Bash attendees.

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President Alex Scamps

Message from our President

07 Apr 2022

RFDSSE President, Captain Alex Scamps, talks about the latest news and updates from the Flying Doctor

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Volunteer Lesley in front of Clinic

Volunteers the lifeblood of remote clinics

07 Apr 2022

Without clinic coordinators, our delivery of primary health in communities wouldn’t be as successful

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Reverend William Pryce has been a regular giver to the Flying Doctor for over 20 years.

Flying Doctor saves the day for Reverend

07 Apr 2022

Reverend inspired to become a supporter and make a regular gift after needing our services when he suffered a heart-attack.

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roken Hill’s Hamish Curtis recently completed his four-year engineering apprenticeship with the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Behind the aircraft

07 Apr 2022

Behind every Flying Doctor aircraft there are a team of pilots and engineers who ensure our fleet is in the safest working order before take-off.

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Broken Hill base planes

Here for our communities. More aeromedical services for Broken Hill

06 Apr 2022

An additional plane and 12-hour pilot shift boosts bush coverage

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Bankstown Base

A growing service. More patient transportation from our Bankstown base

06 Apr 2022

The Flying Doctor makes it easier for patients to get between regional NSW and Sydney.

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Outback Car trek

Outback Car Trek back on the road to raise funds

06 Apr 2022

Organisers have announced where the Outback Car Trek is headed in 2022.

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