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Applications now open for RFDS Midwifery Scholarships in WA

11 Aug 2022

Are you a registered nurse looking to work for the RFDS but don't have the necessary midwifery qualification? If so, we want to hear from you!

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A Day in the life of an RFDS Patient Transport Officer

31 Mar 2018

Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stick

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Aeromedical, dental and mental health bush boost

29 Mar 2018

The Australian Government has committed four year funding to the RFDS today. This funding will support continued fly and drive in medical, nursing, and dental services in remote areas, and a new national mental health program. The Flying Doctor thanks all who worked to support RFDS funding.

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Study finds higher bush cardiac deaths are preventable

28 Mar 2018

New Flying Doctor research, titled Cardiovascular health in remote and rural communities found that remote Australians are 1.6 times more likely to be hospitalised for coronary heart disease than people in major cities, and 1.3 times more likely to die.

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Cliff Packham - RFDS cardiac arrest on fishing trip

A fishing trip which could have been his last

23 Mar 2018

We'd been fishing all morning. I can't even blame the fact that I was fighting a big fish and it put strain on me. There was no pain, no shortness of breath, nothing at all. It just came straight out of the blue.

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RFDS Partners with the Devil

21 Mar 2018

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, the central charity for Tasmania's iconic animal is proud to partner with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Roo rescue

Rescue from rollover after roo reaction

20 Mar 2018

Nicholas Butler and a couple of backpacker friends had just finished working on a farm in Outback NSW. They were in a ute heading to Cobar to catch a train to Sydney.

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Get to know: Natasha Hodgson, Primary Health Care Nurse

16 Mar 2018

I’ve had excellent mentors during my training, and RFDS is no exception. All of the staff at RFDS have worked hard to get here and it’s great to be surrounded by such a supportive team.

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Glenice with Wez and Glenn

On the Road and in the Air: A day in the life of a patient transport officer

14 Mar 2018

Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stick

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

The search is on for our hidden heroes

05 Mar 2018

The RFDS Local Hero Awards have launched across Queensland today, calling out to those community members who have rolled their sleeves up, put their hands out, or stowed away their fears in an emergency to help the Flying Doctor carry out its lifesaving work.

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2018 Official RFDS March Magazine

26 Feb 2018

Want to find out more and support the Royal Flying Doctor Service? Read more in our souvenir 90th anniversary magazine edition.

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Former nurse will keep giving through her will

16 Feb 2018

Vivienne Windsor, a former nurse, knows the importance of leaving a gift in her Will. Do you? Find out more here. 

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Men's health

Supporting men's mental health

16 Feb 2018

“Men are two to three times more likely than women to have an addiction issue but far less likely to seek help,” says our senior mental health nurse, Vanessa Latham. “In the last quarter, less than a third of our mental health clients were men.”

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Dental team

Filling the gap in dental care

16 Feb 2018

In just 3 months, our dental team has treated over 790 patients at 51 rural and remote clinics. Find out how dental health can impact your overall health.

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A special gift for the heart

15 Feb 2018

We had a very special Valentine’s date with our national partner TAL who, in a few short months, have raised an amazing $112,185 to fund 80 new defibrillators for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. These life-saving tools will be distributed into RFDS medical chests in rural and remote areas.

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Leroy Henderson

Limb lost, life saved

14 Feb 2018

Leroy nearly lost his life, but it had started as just an ordinary day at work. He was making a delivery to nearby gymkhana grounds, behind the wheel of a buggy with two workmates. This is Leroy’s story:

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