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Graphic: Flying Doctor to establish health hub at William Creek

Flying Doctor to establish health hub at William Creek

02 Feb 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is set to establish a permanent healthcare clinic in the South Australian outback tourism town of William Creek.

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jack's wrecked car

A mother's worst nightmare

12 May 2018

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.

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Natasha after the accident

Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Flight nurse and patient

Remote life can be heartbreaking

08 May 2018

In 2014-15 4.2 million adults making up 22 per cent of the population, were diagnosed with the disease. Sadly, these numbers get even worse in our rural and remote communities.

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Stewart and Rhonda at home

Flying doctor 'heroes' gave Stewart a second chance at life

08 May 2018

Back in April 1981, young jackaroo Stewart Aiken and a mate from the same property were out riding motorbikes. They were about 50 kilometers from home in Western NSW and racing each other back to the property.

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Malcolm White

Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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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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