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Graphic: RFDS near and far auxiliary accepting a $40,000 cheque

RFDS Near and Far Voluntary Auxiliary raises $40,000 for the Flying Doctor

28 Sep 2022

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Airnorth Cable Beach Polo names RFDS as 2018 Charity Partner

03 May 2018

The RFDS is both delighted and thankful to be Airnorth Cable Beach Polo’s Charity Partner for 2018 and welcomes the opportunity of sharing the RFDS story with those elite competitors and spectators from all around the world.

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Great pilgrimage planes

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes the “Great Pilgrimage”

02 May 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service welcomes a squadron of 26 vintage aircraft in a “Great Pilgrimage” from New South Wales to Queensland to mark the 90th anniversary of the historic first flight of 1928.

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Lexie in hospital

A catastrophic accident that changed Lexie's life forever

26 Apr 2018

At just 18-years old, Lexie, a young women from Townsville had a truly horrific accident while enjoying her first work experience at one of the remotest spots in Australia.

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A Story to Tell

24 Apr 2018

“It’s funny you know, because as little children, we didn’t realise how important our babysitters were.”

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Bright smiles charity ride

Clocking up the miles helps kids keep their Bright Smiles

24 Apr 2018

Oral health is a big issue, particularly in regional, rural and remote areas, where access to services is limited and long distances have to be driven in order to get treatment.The Bright Smiles Charity Ride takes to the road on Thursday 26 April and will travel more than 1,300 kms along the back

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Ridewest on a journey from Brisbane to Longreach

23 Apr 2018

Ridewest riders have begun their 1237km journey from Brisbane to Longreach. The team have nearly raised $1 000 000 for the RFDS mental health service since their first ride in 2010.

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A Royal visit for our Cairns base

A Royal visit for our Cairns base

10 Apr 2018

King Charles unveils the name of the newest addition to the Queensland Fleet. A call to Gilberton Station gives the King insight into the families that it will service.

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Kalgoorlie RFDS flight nurse proves to be cream of the crop

03 Apr 2018

Kalgoorlie-based RFDS flight nurse Colleen Reid has been chosen to partake in a highly selective aeromedical course in New Zealand.

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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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Tassie Devil

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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