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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an outback red dirt scene

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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alf traeger and young dughter approx 1940s

My Dad, Alf Traeger (1895 – 1980)

01 Nov 2017

Then one day the Rev. John Flynn walked in. He needed a portable and reliable generator to provide sufficient power for transmitting messages to and from the isolated people of the outback. And so the pedal radio was invented.

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RFDS Non Emergency Patient Transport Story Margaret

Margaret’s sweet last ride

31 Oct 2017

Well, what a great service. The most caring attendants and the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ambulances. They even stopped at Mums favorite ice cream shop at The Cow Shed, Avoca! Mum passed away at 3:45am on Sunday 26 February.

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A passion for remote health care

29 Sep 2017

“You have to be flexible - other people might call it resilient, but you must have the flexibility to work in a huge range of environments. You must be adaptable.”

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Quad bikes need stricter regulation

Flying Doctor calls for stricter regulations for children using quad bikes

12 Sep 2017

Quad bike accidents are among the leading causes of on-farm child accidents and deaths in Australia, with 20% of child deaths between 2001 and 2015 attributed to quad bikes.

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RFDS selected as finalist in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Business Excellence Awards

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania! They have been selected as finalists in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Business Excellence Awards!

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United Nations Association of Australia Peace Program

RFDS awarded United Nations Lifework Award for 2017

08 Aug 2017

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RFDS B350 Fusion

A new vision in aviation

03 Aug 2017

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has made Australian aviation history after taking delivery of the Proline Fusion cockpit flight display technology, the first of its kind in the country. Deputy Head of Flying Operations, Clayton Nankivell explains.

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Alfred Traeger: Giving the Outback its voice

01 Aug 2017

Traeger's technology spread across two thirds of the Australian continent, covering more than five million square kilometres, giving residents a level of connectivity unlike they had ever seen before.

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Bush asks for more doctors, mental health, and drug and alcohol services

01 Aug 2017

Overcoming barriers in access to medical services is the most important consideration of health consumers in country Australia, a Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research report on health needs of rural and remote residents has found.

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Lesley De Landelles

Rural nurse honoured as 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero

29 Jul 2017

A dedicated commitment to the wellbeing of her small central Queensland community has seen Lesley De Landelles taking home the 2017 RFDS Queensland Hero award.

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Jimmy Darcy grave

Seeds for Flynn's flying doctor sown 100 years ago

29 Jul 2017

Kimberley stockman Jimmy Darcy suffered massive internal injuries on 29 July 1917 when his horse fell in a cattle stampede. His death attracted national headlines and proved the impetus for Reverend John Flynn's vision for an outback aeromedical service. Read his story

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Jade-Elle car crash

My sister, the brave

10 Jul 2017

My dad called. He told me a truck had crushed his car. My three daughters were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were all alive. I thought I was dreaming. That's what stopped me from collapsing."

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Embedding cultural safety in Australia's main health care standards

10 Jul 2017

In Australia, the existing health safety and quality standards are insufficient to ensure culturally safe care for Indigenous patients in order to achieve optimum care outcomes.

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Share your story with the RFDS and make a difference

Share your story and make a difference

07 Jul 2017

Share your story with the Flying Doctor and help make a difference

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