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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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Mundi Mundi Music Festival

Festival will once again rock the outback

06 Apr 2022

As one Mundi Mundi Bash comes to fruition, we are excitedly preparing for the next outback festival in just a few months’ time

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Anna holding her baby

Anna overcomes fear with Flying Doctor

06 Apr 2022

Going into labour and needing to be flown to hospital wasn’t part of the plan for a quiet weekend away.

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Community Transport

Flying Doctor Community Transport is set to expand its service right across Victoria.

31 Mar 2022

RFDS Victoria is proud and excited to announce that it will be expanding its successful Community Transport service into eight new sites across Victoria from 2022.

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Australian Government partnership announcement

Australian Government announces Flying Doctor 10-year strategic partnership

25 Mar 2022

The Minister for Regional Health, Dr David Gillespie, and Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia Chair, Dr John O’Donnell, today announced a ten-year $1 billion partnership between the Australian Government and the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

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training, aimed to swiftly educate them on clinical information, terrains, conditions and patients they may be working with.

Newest recruits complete induction training

21 Mar 2022

Our newest doctors spent a day treating simulated patients in scenario-based exercises.

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QCoal invess in innovative RFDS pilot training

QCoal Foundation invests in innovative RFDS pilot training

18 Mar 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) today welcomed a new $3 million commitment from QCoal Foundation for a new world-class aviation training facility in Bundaberg.

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Flying Doctor reaches new heights with groundbreaking flight simulator

Flying Doctor reaches new heights with groundbreaking flight simulator

18 Mar 2022

The newest addition to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Adelaide Base – a groundbreaking portable flight simulator – has officially landed.

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Close The Gap Day

17 Mar 2022

17th of March is National Close the Gap Day, 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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Close the Gap Day

WA Flying Doctor marks Close the Gap Day

17 Mar 2022

Every day, WA Flying Doctor crews travel hundreds of kilometres to Close the Gap, delivering essential healthcare to many remote Aboriginal communities. Here are some of their stories.

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WA Flying Doctor's fleet boosted by arrival of new Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet

14 Mar 2022

Thanks to an investment from our Principal Partner Rio Tinto, today the WA Flying Doctor was thrilled to welcome a third Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet to boost our aeromedical fleet.

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Locations for these vaccination clinics have been widespread.

Flying Doctor continues its integral role in the national COVID vaccination rollout

14 Mar 2022

The Flying Doctor has been helping safeguard families against COVID by providing adults and children with their vaccinations.

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Rodney Pascoe Evans

A close call for Busselton man with cardiac condition

11 Mar 2022

Busselton local Annie Evans-Pascoe has thanked the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) for coming to the aid of her husband after his heart stopped multiple times, causing him to experience sudden blackouts.

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RFDS and babies

WA Flying Doctor team delivers baby girl at Merredin Hospital

11 Mar 2022

Pregnant mum June Woods was returning home to Perth on the Prospector Train when she began experiencing contractions earlier than expected.

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helicopters

A new chapter in RFDS history

11 Mar 2022

The RFDS in Western Australia is excited to be the first Australian State to integrate helicopters into our service to meet the evolving health needs of regional Western Australians.

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Rebecca Tomkinson

A Message from WA Flying Doctor CEO Rebecca Tomkinson

11 Mar 2022

This is the experience of the Flying Doctor in a pandemic. Our entire team has been busy preparing for this response, and I am incredibly proud of their dedication, hard work and innovation," - RFDS WA CEO Rebecca Tomkinson

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