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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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The Mundi Mundi Bash will be held in April and August

Mundi Mundi Bash will support the Flying Doctor

21 Feb 2022

The Mundi Mundi Bash is set to rock the outback over three jam-packed days in April 2022, and all proceeds raised from the event will be donated to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

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Ameropa Australia

Ameropa Australia supported their staff and RFDS Victoria through a unique vaccination program

18 Feb 2022

Through the collective efforts of Ameropa Australia’s 175 employees and contractors who got their COVID-19 vaccination, the organisation donated $35,000 to RFDS Victoria.

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RFDS Marree Community Health Service

RFDS marks official launch of Marree Community Health Service

11 Feb 2022

Deputy Premier of South Australia Dan van Holst Pellekaan MP officially opening the RFDS Marree Community Health Service

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The French family at Gilberton Station

Thank God for the Flying Doctor

10 Feb 2022

The French family has lived on Gilberton Station, in Far North Queensland, for more than 150 years. They say they wouldn't be able to live in such a remote location and do what they love if it weren't for the Flying Doctor.

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Men talking around ute

RFDS Men’s Health Clinic takes off in Georgetown

08 Feb 2022

RFDS (Queensland Section) is encouraging men to prioritise their heath by removing barriers that often prevent them from undergoing proactive health checks.

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RFDS Renmark Patient Transfer Facility

RFDS Patient Transfer Facility to enhance safety and care in the Riverland

07 Feb 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is set to build a dedicated Patient Transfer Facility in Renmark, the first of its kind in the Riverland.

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

2021 RFDS Local Hero Awards recipients announced

07 Feb 2022

Nine extraordinary Oueenslanders have been announced as the RFDS Local Hero Award winners-each representing RFDS base locations. Watch their stories and vote for your favourite RFDS Local Hero.

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RFDS rollout COVID vaccinations for children

COVID-19 vaccinations take flight for kids in Western Queensland

07 Feb 2022

RFDS (Queensland Section) has commenced the rollout of paediatric COVID-19 vaccinations in Western Queensland for children aged 5 to 11.

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State Virtual Health Care Lead Shaun Francis

Becoming a Flying Doctor

31 Jan 2022

For Dr Shaun Francis there was no defining moment that inspired his career. Instead, it was a culmination of things — his rural upbringing, interest in human biology, and desire to work as part of a high performing team, in a high-pressure environment — that led him to where he is today.

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immunisation from COVID

Public confidence in Australian charities remains high through the pandemic

28 Jan 2022

Australian’s Charity sector has played a key role in the pandemic response over the last two years and the just-released 2021 Annual Australian Charity Reputation Index (RepTrak ®) shows that the Australian public still hold not-for-profits with very high regard.

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RFDS Dental Service

Bringing a smile to rural and remote Queensland

20 Jan 2022

Senior Dental Assistant Kaylah Sinclair says she understands that for many, going to the dentist is a dreaded experience. That’s why she takes great pride in ensuring RFDS patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment and leave with a smile.

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Darcy's Horse

Darcy's Horse sculpture to raise vital funds for the WA Flying Doctor

19 Jan 2022

A sculpture celebrating the Royal Flying Doctor Service will be on display in the Dexus lobby. “Darcy’s Horse” by WA artist Troy Morrison will be auctioned to raise vital funds for the RFDS.

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President Alex Scamps

RFDSSE President Alex Scamps Message

19 Jan 2022

The beginning of every new year brings with it the hope for a fresh beginning, a feeling of optimism that we can walk a fresh path in the year ahead, strengthened by all we have learned in the preceding year.

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RFDS SE Plane at night

Twists of fate in the corner of the state

19 Jan 2022

With broken ribs and two punctured lungs, Wayne needed the Flying Doctor fast.

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Dubbo Visitor Centre

Visitor Centres reopen to public

19 Jan 2022

The opportunity to learn more about the proud history and incredible services offered by the Royal Flying Doctor Service is available again with the doors at the Visitor Experience Centre at Dubbo and Outback Heritage Centre at Broken Hill reopened.

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