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Graphic: RFDS near and far auxiliary accepting a $40,000 cheque

RFDS Near and Far Voluntary Auxiliary raises $40,000 for the Flying Doctor

28 Sep 2022

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NAIDOC week 2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC 2022

02 Jul 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is celebrating NAIDOC week and this years theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

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Nick Chapman retires

Touchdown on paramedic career

01 Jul 2022

RFDS Tasmania farewells a truly amazing aeromedical team member with Ambulance Tasmania intensive care flight paramedic Nick Chapman finishing up after 38 years in the job, the last 10 in aeromedical at the Launceston base.

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RFDS PHC

WA Flying Doctor welcomes Northern Star Resources Limited as newest major partner

01 Jul 2022

The WA Flying Doctor is pleased to announce Northern Star Resources Limited have jumped on board as our newest major partner to establish a new facility supporting health in the Goldfields.

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RFDS Victoria wins Fundraising Team of the Year at FIA Awards

RFDS Victoria wins Fundraising Team of the Year at FIA Awards

30 Jun 2022

This accolade has been a few years in the making, with our Marketing and Fundraising team showing continued effort to drive impact through creativity and innovation.

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Anna Van Der Werf

Meekatharra Flight Nurse retires after 18 years of service with the RFDS

27 Jun 2022

After 18 years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service out of our Meekatharra base, we bid Flight Nurse Anna Van Der Werf a fond farewell and happy retirement.

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Roma Saleyards

Roma Saleyards to raise funds for the Flying Doctor

24 Jun 2022

The Maranoa Council is set to donate 50 per cent of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each head of cattle sold at the upcoming Roma Saleyards Store Sale.

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Peter Woolford stroke victim story

How did they find and save Peter when he suffered a crippling stroke?

23 Jun 2022

On arriving on his remote island property, Peter Woolford became acutely unwell and collapsed with a stroke,  paralysed on the kitchen floor and unable to reach the landline to call for help.

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RFDS medical chests

Near, far, wherever you are, the RFDS has your back

21 Jun 2022

No matter where you are in WA, people are always within reach of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, thanks to our Medical Chest Program.

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RFDS Season 2

Season two of RFDS is coming to Channel 7 and 7plus in 2023.

20 Jun 2022

The Seven Network and Endemol Shine Australia have officially announced the commissioning of the second season for the #1 new Australian drama of 2021, RFDS.

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Horizontal Falls incident

Rescue operation at Horizontal Falls an extraordinary day for the RFDS

17 Jun 2022

On Friday 29 May 2022, RFDS WA teams were called to one of the most difficult medical emergencies in the last decade, leading a rescue operation to extract nearly 20 patients after a boating incident at Horizontal Falls in the remote Kimberley.

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Charlie's Flying Doc story

Urgent RFDS jet retrieval for WA baby Charlie

17 Jun 2022

Arriving five weeks early at Broome Hospital, Charlie was born with a rare medical condition that affects only one in 800,000 babies.

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Jamie Hall

Flying high in dream job

16 Jun 2022

Meet Jamie Hall. He's a senior pilot with the WA Flying Doctor who loves flying and helping people.

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Abra Mining x RFDS

WA Flying Doctor and Abra Mining establish new partnership

15 Jun 2022

Abra Mining has established a new partnership with the WA Flying Doctor, donating $50,000 in support of the service's mantle of safety to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote WA.

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RFDS Chair AM Honorary Award

Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations Chairman honoured AM for service to the community

14 Jun 2022

Congratulations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations Chairman Peter de Cure on being appointed as a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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RFDS Australian Outback Survival Guide

Survival tips for your road trip in outback Australia

10 Jun 2022

The RFDS has created an Outback Survival Guide – a free resource to help you better prepare for your next trip out bush, should you find yourself in a survival situation or needing to assist someone else.

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