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RFDS buses roll out to boost Covid vaccination rates in rural towns

17 Oct 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service mobile health hub buses will hit the road on Monday, October 18, 2021, in partnership with the State Government, to deliver an accessible vaccination option to Tasmania’s rural and remote communities. Find out when it's coming to your town . . .

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RFDS needs your help to assist cardiac patients

RFDS calls for help to assist cardiac patients

15 Aug 2021

Cardiac emergencies account for almost 25 per cent of all patients transported by the Flying Doctor. And keeping so many critically-ill patients safe in the air requires constant access to a vast and costly range of cardiac monitoring medical equipment and supplies.

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The accidental psychologist

13 Aug 2021

For some, working in healthcare is a lifelong dream. For Dr Tim Driscoll it was a happy accident, stumbling upon the profession while working abroad. Now Tim helps hundreds of Queenslanders improve their mental health each year.

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Narrogin woman Ann McLeish steps up again for her Flying Doctor

12 Aug 2021

The one and only Ann McLeish is back, walking 185km between Field Days from Dongara to Newdegate to raise vital funds and awareness of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia.

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RFDS lands on Channel 7

12 Aug 2021

Five years in the making, the new TV drama, RFDS, finally airs across Australia.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) patient and aviation statistics

Real RFDS soars to new heights

12 Aug 2021

The latest annual patient and aviation statistics reveal a total of 12,319 patients were flown to emergency or specialist care by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) in the 2020-21 financial year.

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Give Them Wings scholarship 2021 winners announced

11 Aug 2021

This year, RFDS Victoria awarded six Give Them Wings scholarships to very deserving rural health care students from across the state.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Michelle Ball

Flight nurse on the Ball

11 Aug 2021

Aeromedical retrievals aren’t for the faint hearted. Just ask RFDS Flight Nurse Michelle Ball. Michelle reflects on her role with the Service, including the time she was tasked with attending a helicopter crash, via helicopter.

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RFDS to launch on our screens

Launch of RFDS TV series

10 Aug 2021

RFDS depicts the passion and dedication of the Flying Doctor.

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