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New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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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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HCF Partnership Launch SANT Base

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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Willowra School Counsellor Hannah Case

Yarning with the 'Flying Doctor mob'

23 Nov 2023

As a silent mental health crisis continues its deepening hold in the remote heartlands of Australia, the RFDS is trying to stop it in its tracks.

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Oceans to Outback 2023

$3 million in miles: Meet our inspiring 'Oceans to Outback' participants

20 Nov 2023

This October, the Flying Doctor once again challenged people across the country to walk, run or ride and raise funds. Find out how much was raised and meet participants with inspiring RFDS stories.

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Rural recognition for the RFDS

Rural recognition for the RFDS

20 Nov 2023

The RFDS's very own Dr Ishani Kaluthotage was recently named Rural Registrar of the Year for her contributions to rural and remote health care.

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Peter Kittle Motor Company partnership announcement

A driving force: Peter Kittle Motor Company increases support for RFDS SA/NT

15 Nov 2023

Renowned Australian car dealership Peter Kittle Motor Company recently guaranteed its commitment to rural and remote health and wellbeing, signing a new three-year agreement with RFDS SA/NT.

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National Rural and Remote Health Awards

Royal Flying Doctor Service Receives Prestigious Innovator Award for Electronic Health Record

14 Nov 2023

In an outstanding achievement, the RFDS has been honored with the Rural/Remote Health Innovator of the Year award for its groundbreaking Electronic Health Record Project.

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