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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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A long ride west

20 Mar 2017

I wanted to raise some funds but also, and probably more importantly, I wanted to raise awareness of the issue.

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A shock to the system

10 Mar 2017

​There he lay, white and lifeless, a nurse already performing CPR. And there was Michelle Low Mow, fuelled on little more than adrenaline, a defibrillator in one hand and an oxygen tank in the other.

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Help the Flying Doctor find their hidden heroes

08 Mar 2017

​The RFDS Local Hero Awards has launched and Queensland residents are encouraged to nominate those outstanding members of their community who tirelessly and selflessly support the work of the Flying Doctor in their region.

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Flight Nurse Fleur

08 Mar 2017

If you’re in the middle of a paddock with the doctor and a very sick patient you don’t have time to faff around. Every second counts.

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New simulator makes Royal Flying Doctor Service training vision a reality

28 Feb 2017

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) pilots will now have greater access to world-class simulator training with the launch of a new aviation training centre on the Sunshine Coast.

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Smooth landings in Flying Doctor’s future

17 Feb 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has welcomed the Federal Government’s latest round of funding to upgrade crucial, remote airstrips throughout Australia.

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RFDS Drought Wellbeing Service: Cultivating wellbeing through the seasons

09 Jan 2017

In April 2015, the RFDS was tasked with delivering wellbeing support into rural communities impacted by one of the worst droughts in decades. Drought Wellbeing Service Coordinator, Allira Power explains how the service has been received and what comes next for those hit hardest.

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RFDS Field Days: A day to remember

03 Jan 2017

Operating since 2001, the RFDS Field day program was set up with the goal of promoting the benefits of health and wellbeing to people living in remote areas of far north Queensland. Judith Taylor, Health Promotion Officer - RFDS Field Days, explains why these days are crucial to our service.

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New rural primary health services announced

20 Dec 2016

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania and a consortium of local Government Councils to deliver improved health outcomes in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O’Day, George Town and Flinders Island.

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A miracle across the seas

08 Dec 2016

Leaving in the afternoon, they arrived about 5pm just as darkness was falling. Dalsy said her husband had to support her for the entire journey as waves broke over the bow of the boat. She said she was covered by a tarp in order to keep her dry throughout the hour-long journey.”

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Happy 20th birthday to our Townsville Base

08 Dec 2016

From 794 patients transported in its first year, to almost 2,000 today - the Townsville RFDS Base sure has grown up in 20 years.

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When a day of celebration turns to a day of fear

08 Dec 2016

It’s not uncommon for players to play their heart out in a footy grand final. Nick Morton on the other hand, may have taken the adage a little too seriously.

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The right place, the right time in Kowanyama

08 Dec 2016

“It is purely coincidental that our primary health care team was in Kowanyama that Friday. Normally we run daily clinics Mondays to Wednesdays, but the recent public holiday meant we rescheduled for Friday,”

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Research reveals Flying Doctor role in Indigenous child health

23 Nov 2016

The research reveals the key reasons for RFDS aeromedical retrievals from remote Indigenous communities as being:

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Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

23 Nov 2016

Six Tasmanian students have won prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia. The presentation of their awards will be held at the RFDS Launceston Base, Western Junction on Thursday 24 November at 10.00 am.

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