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#87 How did Gayle lose the use of both arms in a farm-accident?

19 Apr 2024

After Gayle's life-changing accident on a remote cattle station in Queensland, they have had to adapt to a new life, despite one arm being amputated and the other being paralysed

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Professor Fiona Wood

RFDS WA Board Member Professor Fiona Wood recognised in Australia Day Honours

30 Jan 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Western Australia proudly congratulates board member Professor Fiona Wood on her inclusion in the Australia Day Honours List.

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RFDS named Australia's Most Reputable Charity

29 Jan 2024

The RFDS was recently recognised as Australia’s Most Reputable Charity for the 12th time in Reptrak’s annual charity and not-for-profit study (2023). Find out more.

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Can you help us to understand our impact?

04 Jan 2024

Take this quick survey and help us to understand the impact of the RFDS on Western Australia.

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Dr Mardi on Airstrip Remote region

#78 Australia, to the USA, to Kenya and back home again

03 Jan 2024

Dr. Mardi Steere, now a vital member of the RFDS, returned to her hometown of Adelaide five years ago after a diverse medical career abroad. In this interview, she reflects on her journey to becoming a doctor, her overseas adventures, and delivering essential healthcare to rural and remote Australia

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RFDS & Cooper Energy Announce 3 Year Partnership Extension

21 Dec 2023

RFDS Victoria is pleased to share Cooper Energy's Legacy Foundation has signed another three-year partnership agreement, continuing its support of RFDS Victoria’s rural health programs.

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Katrina Starmer

#77 Dr Katrina Starmer tells how she was inspired to become a Flying Doctor

21 Dec 2023

Dr Katrina Starmer works with our RFDS Queensland team. Katrina tells of how she was inspired to become a Flying Doctor, years ago, when she was out mustering on a remote property that belonged to the family of her school friend. Listen today!

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Josie Alec joins RFDS WA Board

19 Dec 2023

RFDS WA is proud to announce Kuruma Marthudunera (KM) traditional owner and business identity Josie Alec has joined its Board of Directors.

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Stephen Peacocke

#76 Stephen Peacocke reflects on playing 'flight nurse Pete' in 'RFDS

14 Dec 2023

Had a lovely, relaxed chat with renowned Australian actor, Stephen Peacocke, who plays flight nurse 'Pete Emerson' on the RFDS TV drama. We talk about growing up in regional NSW, mustering cattle by motor-bike on a remote station, becoming an actor, and then his most recent work on set as 'Pete'.

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Ian Meadows with Wife and Child

#75 Interview with renowned Australian actor and writer Ian Meadows

08 Dec 2023

Discover the behind-the-scenes magic of RFDS TV Drama Series 3 in a revealing podcast episode. Writer Ian Meadows spills secrets, promising authentic, intense stories, giving a sneak peek into the captivating world of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

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Statement - RFDS (Queensland Section) Nurses EBA

07 Dec 2023

Our nurses have voted over the past three days on the proposed RFDS enterprise agreement.

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RFDS Embraces New Partnership with HCF, Strengthening Commitment to Rural and Remote Health

06 Dec 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and HCF, Australia’s largest not-for-profit health fund, have announced a new multi-million-dollar major national partnership to support the health and wellbeing of rural and remote Australians.

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Juliette McAleer

#74 The song was a gift to her children, in case they lose her

30 Nov 2023

Juliette faces daily challenges due to a severe medical condition, often requiring critical care from the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Despite the rocky road ahead, she remains optimistic with the support of her loving family.

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RFDS celebrates 200 helicopter retrievals

RFDS celebrates 200 helicopter retrievals

23 Nov 2023

200 patients of all ages have been transferred by the Fortescue Heli-Med Service EC145 helicopters since they joined the RFDS fleet 18 months ago.

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A close shave: Ash's story

A close shave: Ash's story

23 Nov 2023

After regaining consciousness following a mustering mishap, station owner Ash spotted his battered motorbike in nearby scrub. The damage to his own body remained a mystery.

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Behind the scenes of an RFDS outback mission

Behind the scenes of an RFDS outback mission

23 Nov 2023

Have you ever wondered what a Flying Doctor mission in the outback looks like? Get a unique behind-the-scenes perspective as we follow young patient Tyler’s journey with the RFDS.

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