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RFDS buses roll out to boost Covid vaccination rates in rural towns

17 Oct 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service mobile health hub buses will hit the road on Monday, October 18, 2021, in partnership with the State Government, to deliver an accessible vaccination option to Tasmania’s rural and remote communities. Find out when it's coming to your town . . .

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Fundraisers donate $50,000 to RFDS

20 Sep 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) has 50,000 reasons to thank the RFDS Near and Far Volunteer Auxiliary after making a generous donation to the Service.

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Health Minister visits remote community with the RFDS

16 Sep 2021

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Roger Cook saw the RFDS' partnership with Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services in action at a remote COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Bidydanga last week.

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Perth Royal Show

Showtime for the Royal Flying Doctor Service

16 Sep 2021

The Flying Doctor in Western Australia is excited to be a part of the Perth Royal Show again! Grab your tickets and we hope to see you there!

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RFDS proud to support Broome vaxathon

10 Sep 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) WA together with our key health partners on the ground in Broome helped to facilitate a special COVID-19 ‘Vaxathon’ over two days this week.

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All in a day’s work: Keeping Michael alive

09 Sep 2021

When Dr Charles Ellis wakes up in the morning, he’s never quite sure what the day will hold. One day he got a call that was life or death.

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Well that wasn’t on the bucket list

09 Sep 2021

Tim Elleston and his wife were on the road trip of a lifetime through outback Queensland when their trip didn’t quite go to plan.

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Are they really ok?

09 Sep 2021

Are you aware of how the people around you are really going? Asking ‘Are you OK?’, seems like a simple act, but can be one of the hardest questions to ask. This year, the theme for ‘R U OK?Day’ is ‘Are they really OK? Ask them today’.

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Brian on first flight

60 years since RFDS took flight in Tasmania

07 Sep 2021

Brian Scanlon joined the St John’s Ambulance Service cadets in Hobart when he was 11 years old and little did he know that he would go on to play a part in a historic event for Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania when it made its first official flight on September 14, 1960.

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