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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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Rural Mental Health Crisis

22 Jan 2018

In the last year the Flying Doctors have seen 24,500 people to provide mental health counselling. "We could double or triple that service tomorrow and still not touch the surface," Mr Laverty said.

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A day in the life of an RFDS Flight Nurse

08 Jan 2018

I could be a midwife one day, a critical care nurse the next and working in primary health the day after.

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Filling service gaps in remote communities

08 Jan 2018

A NEW mobile outreach program is helping improve access to dental services in remote Tasmanian communities. Starting with Circular Head in the north west, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania is providing free screening, preventive and restorative dental services...

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Partnership helps Michelle hit health goals

04 Jan 2018

GEORGE Town woman Michelle Turpin credits a partnership approach – which involved setting her own goals then being supported to achieve them – with helping her health turn a corner.

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BBQ for the Flying Doctor

02 Jan 2018

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RFDS Tasmania's Stephen Stone Wins Gong

28 Dec 2017

Stephen Stone, the first Tasmanian to win Exercise Physiologist of the Year award could be your local rural health worker.

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What drives an RFDS Flight Nurse

What drives an RFDS Flight Nurse - Laura Bratby

08 Dec 2017

In a job where no two days are the same, flight nurse Laura Bratby is motivated by mental resilience, a supportive team and knowing she’s helping people who need her the most.

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Qantas Matching Frequent Flyer Donations to RFDS

01 Dec 2017

This Christmas, our friends at Qantas are supporting the RFDS by matching Qantas Frequent Flyer member donations between 23rd November and 25th December 2017.

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New Dentist for the RFDS in Tasmania

22 Nov 2017

RFDS Tasmania welcomes their first ever full time dentist to the team, the gregarious and internationally experienced, Dr Lorika Strickland.

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Teddy bears go to hospital

17 Nov 2017

The kids at this Launceston Primary School took x-rays, listened to hearts, and gave asthma medication - to their donated teddies of course! Toothbrush kits were supplied to each child by RFDS

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My fundraising trek

02 Nov 2017

“Walking the five days of the Larapinta trail to raise funds for the RFDS, was an amazing experience.”

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My Dad, Alf Traeger (1895 – 1980)

01 Nov 2017

Then one day the Rev. John Flynn walked in. He needed a portable and reliable generator to provide sufficient power for transmitting messages to and from the isolated people of the outback. And so the pedal radio was invented.

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Margaret’s sweet last ride

31 Oct 2017

Well, what a great service. The most caring attendants and the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ambulances. They even stopped at Mums favorite ice cream shop at The Cow Shed, Avoca! Mum passed away at 3:45am on Sunday 26 February.

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A passion for remote health care

29 Sep 2017

“You have to be flexible - other people might call it resilient, but you must have the flexibility to work in a huge range of environments. You must be adaptable.”

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Quad bikes need stricter regulation

Flying Doctor calls for stricter regulations for children using quad bikes

12 Sep 2017

Quad bike accidents are among the leading causes of on-farm child accidents and deaths in Australia, with 20% of child deaths between 2001 and 2015 attributed to quad bikes.

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