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RFDS Victoria Gender Pay Gap Report 2022-23

26 Feb 2024

At RFDS Victoria, our greatest asset is our people. We put people first in everything we do, developing strategies and frameworks to enable individuals to grow, succeed and contribute positively to better health and wellbeing outcomes for the communities we serve.

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National Reconciliation Week 2023

27 May 2023

NRW is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving Reconciliation in Australia.

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RFDS patient Robert Crilly

When ritual meets rescue: Robert's story

27 May 2023

During a cultural ceremony in outback South Australia, Robert was struck by a sudden illness, sparking deep concern among family and friends. In need of urgent medical help, he was hundreds of kilometres from the nearest major hospital.

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In hot water: Louis' story

In hot water: Louis' story

24 May 2023

When a quiet day out on an outback lake went terribly wrong, Louis was left clutching his lifeless leg, calling out to mates for help. That's when they called the RFDS.

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Farmer-turned-author's tribute to young son

Harvesting kindness: SA farmer-turned-author's tribute to young son

24 May 2023

At just two days old Ziggy experienced his first aeromedical flight. The now seven-year-old is an inspiration to his young family – so much so that his dad, Brook, has penned a new children’s book dedicated to his son.

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May 2023 Flying Doctor fundraising recap

Going the distance: May 2023 fundraising recap

24 May 2023

Check out all the latest Flying Doctor fundraisers and events making an impact in your community in recent months.

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1928 The first flying doctor plane, called Victory, with pilot, doctor and Reverend Barber

RFDS Celebrates 95 Years of Providing Essential Health Care to Australians with Flying Doctor Day

17 May 2023

On May 17, 2023, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will mark its 95th anniversary and celebrate Flying Doctor Day. This day recognizes the RFDS's dedication to providing emergency aeromedical and primary health care services to the Australian community.

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RFDS volunteer Rene GIllis

Rene recognised for exceptional service

16 May 2023

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the RFDS was honoured to present long-serving volunteer Rene Gillis with a Meritorious Service Award.

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SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards

Nurses fly high: Meet Keirstie and Barb

12 May 2023

Meet RFDS employees Keirstie Bull and Barb White, who have been named finalists in the 2023 SA Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards.

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Baby Jenson’s surprise arrival

10 May 2023

When Coby Foster set off for a long weekend in Melbourne to enjoy the Australian Open with her friends, little did she know it would be months until she returned home.

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Australian Government shores up Primary Health Care Access from Flying Doctor for the Bush

10 May 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the Australian Government’s Budget announcement of an additional $29 million over 2 years.

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Sarah with her team on a trip to Boyne Smelter.

Flying Doctor Podcast #70 How Sarah's stomach ache almost took her life.

05 May 2023

Sarah Ward, a busy working mother, was not feeling great and had increasingly bad stomach pains, but kept putting off getting medical advice not realising she had a ruptured appendix and infection was spreading throughout her body.

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Pilot Simon Phelps taking a selfie infront of an aircraft.

Pilot Simon's 20 years

30 Apr 2023

“I wanted to give back to the rural community in some way so the RFDS was my next logical step.” Twenty years later and Simon is still flying for the RFDS!

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Flying Doctor ‘Most Trusted Charity’ 2023

Flying Doctor ‘Most Trusted Charity’ 2023

28 Apr 2023

For the third consecutive year, RFDS has been named Australia’s Most Trusted Charity in this year’s Reader’s Digest trusted brand survey.

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RFDS and SAPOL make history with first 'highway landing' of aeromedical jet in Australia

RFDS and SAPOL make history with first 'highway landing' of aeromedical jet in Australia

28 Apr 2023

The Flying Doctor performed the first ‘highway landing’ of an aeromedical jet on Australian soil, as part of a joint training exercise with SAPOL.

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RFDS WA Pilot Jim and Doctor John pose in front of the RFDS WA FMG Helicopter

Royal Flying Doctor Service announced as Australia’s ‘Most Trusted Charity’

27 Apr 2023

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