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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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RFDS Drought Wellbeing Serice

You don't have to battle alone

01 Feb 2018

It's all too easy when discussing mental health in rural areas to focus on suicide rates and alarming statistics, when mental health and wellbeing is about so much more.

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Michelle Ball Royal Flying Doctor Service

A bright light in the community

01 Feb 2018

After moving to Mount Isa just over two years ago and throwing herself into the community as a way of making friends, RFDS (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Michelle Ball, now finds herself ready to receive a remarkable honour for her involvement in the small north-western community.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Samantha Bailey, Donor Development Officer

25 Jan 2018

The donors here are really loving and have a high respect for what we do. Everyone seems to have been touched by us in some way, and they want to show their recognition to our work

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RFDS (Queensland Section) assist four-year-old bitten by snake

Four-year-old Tessa bitten by a king brown snake

24 Jan 2018

Four-year-old Tessa Wochnik is lucky to be alive after she was bitten by one of Australia’s deadliest snakes at her family’s remote cattle station.

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Rural Mental Health Crisis

22 Jan 2018

In the last year the Flying Doctors have seen 24,500 people to provide mental health counselling. "We could double or triple that service tomorrow and still not touch the surface," Mr Laverty said.

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A day in the life of an RFDS Flight Nurse

08 Jan 2018

I could be a midwife one day, a critical care nurse the next and working in primary health the day after.

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Picture of RFDS workers and clients outside circular head Aboriginal corps

Filling service gaps in remote communities

08 Jan 2018

A NEW mobile outreach program is helping improve access to dental services in remote Tasmanian communities. Starting with Circular Head in the north west, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania is providing free screening, preventive and restorative dental services...

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Picture of Michelle who has been helped with her diabetes

Partnership helps Michelle hit health goals

04 Jan 2018

GEORGE Town woman Michelle Turpin credits a partnership approach – which involved setting her own goals then being supported to achieve them – with helping her health turn a corner.

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BBQ for the Flying Doctor

02 Jan 2018

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Stephen Stone on his bike

RFDS Tasmania's Stephen Stone Wins Gong

28 Dec 2017

Stephen Stone, the first Tasmanian to win Exercise Physiologist of the Year award could be your local rural health worker.

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What drives an RFDS Flight Nurse

What drives an RFDS Flight Nurse - Laura Bratby

08 Dec 2017

In a job where no two days are the same, flight nurse Laura Bratby is motivated by mental resilience, a supportive team and knowing she’s helping people who need her the most.

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Qantas Matching Frequent Flyer Donations to RFDS

01 Dec 2017

This Christmas, our friends at Qantas are supporting the RFDS by matching Qantas Frequent Flyer member donations between 23rd November and 25th December 2017.

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New Dentist for the RFDS in Tasmania

22 Nov 2017

RFDS Tasmania welcomes their first ever full time dentist to the team, the gregarious and internationally experienced, Dr Lorika Strickland.

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Teddy bears go to hospital

17 Nov 2017

The kids at this Launceston Primary School took x-rays, listened to hearts, and gave asthma medication - to their donated teddies of course! Toothbrush kits were supplied to each child by RFDS

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My fundraising trek

02 Nov 2017

“Walking the five days of the Larapinta trail to raise funds for the RFDS, was an amazing experience.”

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