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New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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Plane simulator

New Flying Doctor Medical Simulation Centre offers world class training

04 Jul 2019

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Drama in the outback

04 Jul 2019

The flight nurses of Queensland’s Royal Flying Doctor Service have incredible stories to share. Like Brisbane’s Jacinta Jones, who knows what tough is.

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2019 DENTAL SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN

01 Jul 2019

The John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship was established by Royal Flying Doctor Service Tasmania in 2006 for dental assistants who are studying with TasTAFE in Certificate III. Could this opportunity help your career take flight?

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Whyalla volunteers raise $23,000 for Flying Doctor

01 Jul 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has presented a $23,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Whyalla community over the past year.

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RFDS presents evidence to Royal Commission into Aged Care

20 Jun 2019

CEO of RFDS Australia, Dr Martin Laverty, has presented evidence and testimony in Broome this week as part of the Royal Commission into Aged Care.

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RFDS raises its voice on hearing loss in country Australia

20 Jun 2019

Hearing loss affects some 3.6 million Australians and is predicted to more than double by 2060 in line with Australia’s ageing population.

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RFDS Women in History

19 Jun 2019

We are proud of the remarkable, pioneering women that have contributed deeply to the RFDS throughout its history and at present. Here we feature some of the amazing women that are part of the early history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Woolworths shoppers raise more than $200K to help save lives

12 Jun 2019

In the month of May, the Woolworths team and their customers helped raise an incredible $203,833 for the Flying Doctor in Queensland through their $1 token campaign—all we can say is, thank you!

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RFDS and Hearing Australia Trial

01 Jun 2019

A research paper entitled “Evaluation of the Royal Flying Doctor service and Australian Hearing Hearing Screening Trial” has been released.

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Activ8 the Night - Connectivity in Collarenebri

30 May 2019

A new partnership between the RFDS and telecommunications provider Activ8me has been launched in Collarenebri.

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When Every Minute Counts

28 May 2019

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Wiluna local and young Martu woman wins for community

Royal Flying Doctor Service Regional Service Award 2019 winner announced

27 May 2019

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Channel 7 Joins ‘Ground Crew’ as Major Sponsor

25 May 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations (serving SA/NT) has announced the launch of a major partnership with Channel 7 Adelaide.

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RFDS granted NSQHS accreditation

23 May 2019

RFDS Queensland Section’s pursuit of the best and most responsive patient care possible was recently cemented with two new accreditations.

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Dental care for rural and remote communities

23 May 2019

It may come as a surprise that the Flying Doctor is one of the largest providers of oral and dental health services in the country, reaching those areas other healthcare providers can’t access.

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