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Catch the WA Flying Doctor at the 2022 Perth Royal Show

23 Sep 2022

Whether it's trying out our brand new hololens experience or chatting to one of our pilots, doctors or nurses about a career with the Flying Doctor, there's plenty of reasons to visit our exhibition stand at the 2022 Perth Royal Show!

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Bush asks for more doctors, mental health, and drug and alcohol services

01 Aug 2017

Overcoming barriers in access to medical services is the most important consideration of health consumers in country Australia, a Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research report on health needs of rural and remote residents has found.

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Lesley De Landelles

Rural nurse honoured as 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero

29 Jul 2017

A dedicated commitment to the wellbeing of her small central Queensland community has seen Lesley De Landelles taking home the 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero award.

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Jimmy Darcy grave

Seeds for Flynn's flying doctor sown 100 years ago

29 Jul 2017

Kimberley stockman Jimmy Darcy suffered massive internal injuries on 29 July 1917 when his horse fell in a cattle stampede. His death attracted national headlines and proved the impetus for Reverend John Flynn's vision for an outback aeromedical service. Read his story

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Jade-Elle car crash

My sister, the brave

10 Jul 2017

My dad called. He told me a truck had crushed his car. My three daughters were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were all alive. I thought I was dreaming. That's what stopped me from collapsing."

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Embedding cultural safety in Australia's main health care standards

10 Jul 2017

In Australia, the existing health safety and quality standards are insufficient to ensure culturally safe care for Indigenous patients in order to achieve optimum care outcomes.

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Share your story with the RFDS and make a difference

Share your story and make a difference

07 Jul 2017

Share your story with the Flying Doctor and help make a difference

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RFDS Mobile Dental Service

RFDS Dental Service ready to serve rural communities throughout Queensland

28 Jun 2017

A fresh, new RFDS Dental service is sure to bring a smile to the faces of those people living in rural and remote Queensland.

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Rockhampton Regional Council gives back to RFDS

Rockhampton Regional Council gives back to RFDS

23 Jun 2017

A generous donation of $103,064 from the Rockhampton Airport will help to keep the Royal flying Doctot Service (Queensland Section) in the skies.

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Trayon Campers donates $40,000 purchase price to RFDS

A manufacturing milestone means a lot for the Flying Doctor

22 Jun 2017

Sunshine Coast camper manufacturer Trayon Campers has celebrated the milestone of its 1000th camper rolling off the production line by donating the purchase price to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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Lieutenant Clifford Peel – Providing a Blueprint for the RFDS

12 Jun 2017

In 1917, Flynn received an inspirational letter from Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a Victorian medical student with an interest in aviation. The young airman and war hero suggested the use of aviation to bring medical help to the Outback. Shot down in France, he died at just 24 years of age and never kn

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Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

09 Jun 2017

Residents of rural and remote Queensland will be delighted to hear the news that the RFDS (Queensland Section) will soon be offering a free hearing screening service.

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mental health services

Country mental health access a fifth the rate of city

02 Jun 2017

New research reveals remote Australians die on average from suicide at twice the rate of city people, yet are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people.

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Health Workforce

Strengthening Indigenous health workforce will help Close the Gap

29 May 2017

Creating more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to develop skills through clinical placements will help foster cultural safety in health care services.

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RFDS Local Hero Award Recipients Announced

17 May 2017

The hidden heroes behind the Flying Doctor have been honoured.

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Four years of oral health partnership

23 Mar 2017

​The QCoal Community Dental Service, operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

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