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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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A Star in the night sky

29 Nov 2019

You will find an RFDS Flight Nurse on every one of our flights. They are the best of the best, and are elite specialists in their field.

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Hope and support in the face of adversity

29 Nov 2019

As Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) CEO Meredith Staib celebrates her first year leading the organisation, she reflects on the significant challenges that have faced Queensland in recent months.

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Marree clinic set for $1.73 million makeover

29 Nov 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is set to redevelop the existing Marree Remote Area Clinic into a new state-of-the-art health precinct to service Far North communities.

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STATEMENT: RFDS welcomes Health Minister's announcement of new Office of Rural Health

28 Nov 2019

A statement from Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) CEO, Meredith Staib on the announcement of a new Office of Rural Health

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Midwifery scholarship in memory of Savanna Addis

27 Nov 2019

A midwifery scholarship commemorating the life of inspirational Western Australian Savanna Addis has been established in a joint partnership between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Rural Health West.

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Port Pirie volunteers raise $14,000 for Flying Doctor

27 Nov 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $14,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Port Pirie community over the past year.

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Flying Doctor showcases unique aero medical skills at 2019 Mining Emergency Response Competition

25 Nov 2019

Western Australia's Flying Doctor crew showcased the preparation and considerations made when aero medically retrieving a patient with burn injuries at the 2019 Mining Emergency Response Competition (MERC) held at Langley Park, November 22-24.

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RFDS innovation recognised at SA Health Supplier Awards

25 Nov 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations has proudly accepted the 2019 SA Health "Supplier Innovation" Award, recognising the introduction of the new RFDS Medi-Jet 24 to its fleet.

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Fleurieu volunteers raise $20,000 for Flying Doctor

22 Nov 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $20,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Fleurieu community over the past year.

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RFDS Victoria Annual Report 18-19

21 Nov 2019

A key focus of RFDS Victoria in the 18/19 financial year was partnering with regional stakeholders to deliver better outcomes for communities. By delivering tailored, local programs we are enabling regional and rural Australians to take control of their health.

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RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility wins NT's Best Visitor Experience

19 Nov 2019

The RFDS Darwin Tourist Facility is proud to be a 2019 Brolga NT Tourism Award recipient.

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RFDS Pilot Makes a Surprise Visit to Kent Street Senior High School

18 Nov 2019

RFDS Pilot, Drazen Tolic surprised Harrison Clarke during his aviation class to thank him for his generous donation to the Flying Doctor. Harrison, a year seven student, donated his birthday money to the RFDS this year in support of the service that has cared for his grandfather and close friend.

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A pregnant woman lies on a hospital bed. A smiling female in a RFDS polo shirt holds a doppler over her pregnant tummy. They are both smiling.

Case Study: Community Midwifery

15 Nov 2019

“I see the same RFDS Midwife every month, in my own home – the care is just fantastic.”

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Rescue flight to the Flinders

15 Nov 2019

“Henry was so unwell, I feared he would deteriorate and go into shock.”

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Case Study: Aboriginal Health Coordinator

Case Study: Aboriginal Health Coordinator

15 Nov 2019

“Often a barrier to medical care is ‘worry’ about leaving family members behind in community – even when it is at the expense of receiving medical treatment for themselves."

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