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Truck Run

Truckies Raise Money for RFDS

21 Jun 2024

An outstanding amount was raised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) through the Tasmanian Truck Owners and Operators Association’s (TTOOA) annual Launceston to Longford Truck Run in March.

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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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Tom Slater SuperSillyUs  Circus

How the RFDS Saved the Circus

09 Nov 2023

"I wouldn't be here if it wasn't for the Royal Flying Doctor Service" - Tom Slater, SuperSillyUs Circus talks about the lifesaving flight he was blissfully unaware of.

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Phillip Chalker

#71 Philip Chalker and his seeing-eye dog Sally chat with the Flying Doctor podcast

06 Nov 2023

Philip lives in regional Victoria with his seeing-eye dog Sally. A few years ago Philip had to get laser surgery on his only eye that had partial sight, and needed help to get to the hospital and back again, so the Royal Flying Doctor Service patient transport service assisted him.

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2023 Year in Review RFDS SA/NT

2023 Year in Review

25 Oct 2023

Your Flying Doctor exists to support healthier and happier Australians, no matter where they live, work or play. Check out our 2022/23 Year in Review.

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Greg Sam

Message from RFDS CEO Greg Sam

23 Oct 2023

Greg Sam gives an introduction to Flyer 4

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RFDS Riverland Patient Transfer Facility launch

The Flying Doctor launches airside facility in the Riverland

20 Oct 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service joined SA’s Riverland community at Renmark Airport to mark the official opening of the region’s first Patient Transfer Facility.

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An RFDS staff member and a farmer stand in a field talking.

RFDS Vic wants to hear from you!

20 Oct 2023

RFDS Victoria is working for better health and wellbeing across Victoria through better physical and mental health and better social connection - and we want to hear from you!

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Elders RFDS partnership extension

Elders builds on its support for the bush through RFDS partnership extension

06 Oct 2023

Agribusiness icon Elders Limited has signed another three-year agreement with the Royal Flying Doctor Service SA/NT, guaranteeing its commitment to rural and remote health and wellbeing until 2026.

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2023 Client Survey Results - Primary Health and Community Transport

2023 Client Survey Results

28 Sep 2023

Our annual client survey tells us how people feel about the service we have provided, what their experiences have been when engaging with us, plus how they would rate their own physical and mental health after receiving care from the Flying Doctor.

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Steve is now back behind the wheel

Steve's Story: Stroke strikes behind the wheel

18 Sep 2023

Steve Mogridge was driving on a lonely stretch of the Goldfields Highway when he had a stroke.

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Queen of the Skies

Queen of the Skies

01 Sep 2023

At the age of 97, Anne Lewis is being honoured as being the first woman to obtain her commercial pilot's licence in WA and the first woman to fly for the RFDS.

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Dr. McConnell in the 2000s on an aircraft

Dr Christine McConnell retiring after 27 years

31 Aug 2023

After 27 years’ service at the RFDS WA, Dr Christine McConnell has hung up her stethoscope.

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RFDS staff accept a $100k cheque from CBH

Grain growers donate $100K to RFDS WA

30 Aug 2023

Following a bumper season, CBH's unique grain forfeiting scheme sees generous donations for WA charities.

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RFDS Eyre Highway Nullarbor Retrieval

Highway to help: Tony's story

29 Aug 2023

When Tony’s vehicle rolled off the Eyre Highway in one of the most remote areas of the country, he was trapped in his car clinging to life – needing the RFDS to land on the road to airlift him to safety.

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