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Graphic: RFDS delivers first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

RFDS helps deliver first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

26 May 2022

Jess Harvey was 35 weeks pregnant when she awoke in the middle of the night with contractions at home, two hours from her nearest town. The RFDS was soon called to assist, and not long after baby Darby arrived.

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Bundaberg mum reunited with RFDS crew

Bundaberg mum reunited with RFDS crew

05 Dec 2021

Bundaberg resident Sarah Campbell went into spontaneous labour at just 24 weeks. Had it not been for the RFDS baby Ella may not have survived.

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COVID 19: Responding to need

COVID 19: Responding to Need

30 Nov 2021

Since February 2020 the RFDS has been part of the front-line response to COVID, and is part of the vaccination roll-out.

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Flights for life this summer

Support our Flights for Life Appeal for Western Australians

23 Nov 2021

For the first time ever, you can double your impact this Summer and help two of Western Australia’s most hard working and trusted charities.

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Margaret's inspiring walk

Inspiring walk raises funds for Wellbeing Place

22 Nov 2021

Margaret Symes walked 330 kilometres to raise much needed funds for the RFDS Wellbeing Place in Broken Hill and more awareness of rural mental health.

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Christmas Gift RFDS

‘Donate’ a Christmas gift that saves lives

22 Nov 2021

Are you looking for a great Christmas solution for that hard-to-buy-for person? Donate a Christmas gift that saves lives this Christmas.

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Benevolent bears RFDS

Benevolent bears

22 Nov 2021

Each year, Adelaide’s Pembroke School donates hand-stitched teddy bears, which help provide extra in-flight comfort to RFDS patients.

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outback car crash RFDS Central Operations

World turned upside down

22 Nov 2021

It's every parent's nightmare – arriving at an accident scene to discover one of your children unconscious. That’s exactly what happened to Karina.

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Oz Outback Odyssey RFDS

Odyssey's million dollar milestone

22 Nov 2021

An outback car trek has crossed the monumental million-dollar mark in its fundraising efforts for the Flying Doctor.

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RFDS Central Operations bequests

A gift of a lifetime

22 Nov 2021

Key Relationship Specialist Melanie Caruso helps individuals and families who are considering leaving a gift for the Flying Doctor in their will.

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Tennant Creek Patient Transfer Facility

Flying Doctor set to build at Tennant Creek

22 Nov 2021

The RFDS is set to build its first remote Patient Transfer Facility (PTF) in the Northern Territory after the successful establishment of a similar facility in Mount Gambier this year.

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RFDS vaccines Australia

Flying Doctor brings vaccines to the furthest corner

22 Nov 2021

From Kangaroo Island to Kingoonya and the Nullarbor to Ngukurr - the Flying Doctor is reaching out to remote South Australians and Territorians to administer the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Christmas Appeal

We're making people smile this Christmas

18 Nov 2021

Can you imagine what it’s like to live on a remote island where there's no dentist?

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Ravenswood Vaccination

RFDS encourages Queenslanders to help protect one another

16 Nov 2021

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RFDS and FMG partnership

RFDS and Fortescue announce new aeromedical helicopter service for WA

16 Nov 2021

In an Australian first for the Flying Doctor, a five-year partnership with Fortescue Metals Group (Fortescue) will see two EC-145 helicopters integrated into the RFDS WA fleet.

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Chapman

Flight nurse reunites with baby delivered in RFDS aircraft

05 Nov 2021

In what was a heart warming reunion, RFDS WA flight nurse Libby Stearne reunited with Katanning mum and baby Spencer who she delivered on board an RFDS aircraft at Jandakot Airport in May.

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