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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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Randall Greenberg and Dugald Saunders

Generous NSW recyclers donate $140,000 to the RFDS

19 Jan 2022

The vital work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has received a $140,000 boost thanks to generous NSW residents who donated their refunds from recycling bottles and cans through Return and Earn.

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Louis in RAAF Simulator

A once in a lifetime experience for Trekker

19 Jan 2022

Outback Car Trek enthusiast Louis De Stoop has for many years been a participant in the annual fundraiser and during an auction of the 2021 event, was the lucky purchaser of a RAAF Simulator experience.

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People dancing in the outback

Get ready to rock out at the Mundi Mundi Bash

19 Jan 2022

Australia’s newest festival, the Broken Hill Mundi Mundi Bash, will rock the outback over three jam-packed days in April 2022.

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Margaret Symes and Husband

Inspiring outback journey raises funds, awareness for mental health

19 Jan 2022

After walking an inspiring 330 kilometres, Margaret Symes raised much-needed funds for the RFDS Wellbeing Place in Broken Hill, and more awareness of rural mental health.

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COVID Clinic

Frontline defence against COVID

19 Jan 2022

2021 was always going to be a big year for the Royal Flying Doctor Service but the COVID pandemic and subsequent vaccination rollout made it one of the busiest times in our history.

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Colin Cartwright

Television show reminder of Flying Doctor’s work leads to support

19 Jan 2022

Watching patient stories come to life on TV gave Colin Cartwright a glimpse into how vital a role the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in the lives of families across the far distances of rural and remote Australia and led to him leaving a Gift in Will.

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RFDS to fly faster and further with Australia’s first B360 aircraft

30 Dec 2021

A new $16 million aircraft, the first of its kind to touchdown on Australian shores, has been acquired by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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RFDS road patient transport service

Flying Doctor launches road patient transport service in SA

29 Dec 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has launched a road patient transport service to complement its longstanding aeromedical services across South Australia.

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Santa won't be the only red-belly in the sky this Christmas

25 Dec 2021

Tis the season to put your feet up – however the Royal Flying Doctor Service will continue to provide 24/7 care over the holiday period.

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RFDS nurses and PHI pilots ready for take off

RFDS partners with INPEX for vaccines by helicopter

24 Dec 2021

A new partnership has begun between the Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) and INPEX to ensure critical COVID-19 vaccinations can continue during the wet season in remote Kimberley communities.

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Jacinta Jones flight nurse RFDS

Aircraft innovation to benefit flight nurses

24 Dec 2021

The aircraft will pave the way for aeromedical care in Australia and provide RFDS flight nurses the capacity to fly further and faster to patients.

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Beechcraft King Air 360

Pilots ready for take off in new B360

23 Dec 2021

The Beechcraft King Air 360 set to revolutionise aeromedical care in Queensland. The aircraft will reduce pilot workload and make flying in outback Queensland a whole lot easier.

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WA Flying Doctor Day 2021

WA Flying Doctor celebrates award winning fundraising campaign

15 Dec 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) is proud to announce our 2021 Flying Doctor Day campaign was recently selected as the state’s Most Innovative Fundraising Campaign by the Fundraising Institute of Australia (FIA) WA.

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RFDS helps Hannah

Mount Isa family reunited with RFDS crew

09 Dec 2021

This week, the RFDS (Queensland Section) welcomed 10-year-old Hannah Lovett and her family back to the Mount Isa Base after Hannah was flown by the Flying Doctor almost three years ago.

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RFDS helps save twins born at 25 weeks

RFDS appeals for Christmas donation

06 Dec 2021

This year, Nikiha and Matt Davies will celebrate Christmas with healthy twin boys, now almost two. But if it wasn't for an emergency transfer by the RFDS (Queensland Section) when Nikiha was 25 weeks pregnant, the couple may not have been so lucky.

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