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COVID 19: Responding to Need

30 Nov 2021

Since February 2020 the RFDS has been part of the front-line response to COVID, and is part of the vaccination roll-out.

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Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

23 Nov 2016

Six Tasmanian students have won prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia. The presentation of their awards will be held at the RFDS Launceston Base, Western Junction on Thursday 24 November at 10.00 am.

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Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

15 Nov 2016

Mr Martin Laverty, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia is visiting Hobart on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November to meet with stakeholders to discuss the expansion of RFDS dental outreach services in Tasmania.

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RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

11 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service ‘flies in’ vaccination specialist for the Huon Show: giving parents the opportunity to ask ALL their questions.

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Thomas' Journey

09 Nov 2016

For Brooke and Lachlan, hearing their seven-week old baby trying and failing to suck enough air into his badly infected lungs was almost unbearable.

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Getting your loved ones home

07 Nov 2016

It was a very quick, smooth flight and it was wonderful to know I was being flown home to be closer to family and friends.

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Ergon customers donate $11m to keep Flying Doctor Flying

25 Oct 2016

Ergon Energy Retail's fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has helped raise more than $11million since the partnership began in 2000.

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Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

13 Oct 2016

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) at the Flinders Island Show to prevent a visit to the hospital.

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RFDS among first to respond to devastating incident in Kowanyama

07 Oct 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) were among the first to respond this afternoon after numerous people were injured in the Cape York community of Kowanyama, after a vehicle crashed through a house where a large group of people were gathered.

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RFDS and RACQ LifeFlight collaborate to serve north west Queensland

06 Oct 2016

Residents and visitors in north west Queensland will receive even better lifesaving aeromedical services through a closer collaboration between two iconic services – the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter service.

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Blackwater to Brisbane with a delicate delivery

29 Sep 2016

When Shannon Smithwick's waters broke suddenly, she needed the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to transport her from Blackwater to Brisbane. At only 31 weeks pregnant with twin girls, Shannon required expert care to ensure she could safely give birth to her two daughters.

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The road to recovery

26 Sep 2016

​It was meant to be a weekend of fun and relaxation, but when their ute rolled on a lonely stretch of road late at night, Mount Isa residents Nick Tompsett and his 24-year-old-son Jarad Cole found that things don't always go according to plan.

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RFDS Queensland Section gains national clinical accreditation

22 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has flown through its clinical accreditation, achieving its goal in only two and a half years.

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Woolworths campaign gathers $44,000 in first two days

21 Sep 2016

​Woolworths stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales are throwing their support behind the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) raising more than $44,000 in two days.

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Annabelle undergoes tests at Rockhampton Base Hospital at only 11 days old.

When every second counts

20 Sep 2016

The Fisk family found out the hard way that no matter where you live in Australia, the Flying Doctor is here to help.

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David the unstoppable

David the unstoppable

19 Sep 2016

It will take more than a life-threatening brain aneurysm to stop David from running on.

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