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The Flying Doctor flight simulator visits Ryman Healthcare

30 Nov 2022

With Ryman Healthcare naming their newest village after Flying Doctor founder John Flynn, the team at RFDS Victoria decided to pay the residents a visit.

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A miracle across the seas

08 Dec 2016

Leaving in the afternoon, they arrived about 5pm just as darkness was falling. Dalsy said her husband had to support her for the entire journey as waves broke over the bow of the boat. She said she was covered by a tarp in order to keep her dry throughout the hour-long journey.”

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Happy 20th birthday to our Townsville Base

08 Dec 2016

From 794 patients transported in its first year, to almost 2,000 today - the Townsville RFDS Base sure has grown up in 20 years.

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When a day of celebration turns to a day of fear

08 Dec 2016

It’s not uncommon for players to play their heart out in a footy grand final. Nick Morton on the other hand, may have taken the adage a little too seriously.

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The right place, the right time in Kowanyama

08 Dec 2016

“It is purely coincidental that our primary health care team was in Kowanyama that Friday. Normally we run daily clinics Mondays to Wednesdays, but the recent public holiday meant we rescheduled for Friday,”

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Research reveals Flying Doctor role in Indigenous child health

23 Nov 2016

The research reveals the key reasons for RFDS aeromedical retrievals from remote Indigenous communities as being:

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Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

23 Nov 2016

Six Tasmanian students have won prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia. The presentation of their awards will be held at the RFDS Launceston Base, Western Junction on Thursday 24 November at 10.00 am.

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Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

15 Nov 2016

Mr Martin Laverty, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia is visiting Hobart on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November to meet with stakeholders to discuss the expansion of RFDS dental outreach services in Tasmania.

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RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

11 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service ‘flies in’ vaccination specialist for the Huon Show: giving parents the opportunity to ask ALL their questions.

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Thomas' Journey

09 Nov 2016

For Brooke and Lachlan, hearing their seven-week old baby trying and failing to suck enough air into his badly infected lungs was almost unbearable.

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Getting your loved ones home

07 Nov 2016

It was a very quick, smooth flight and it was wonderful to know I was being flown home to be closer to family and friends.

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Ergon customers donate $11m to keep Flying Doctor Flying

25 Oct 2016

Ergon Energy Retail's fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has helped raise more than $11million since the partnership began in 2000.

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Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

13 Oct 2016

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) at the Flinders Island Show to prevent a visit to the hospital.

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RFDS among first to respond to devastating incident in Kowanyama

07 Oct 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) were among the first to respond this afternoon after numerous people were injured in the Cape York community of Kowanyama, after a vehicle crashed through a house where a large group of people were gathered.

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RFDS and RACQ LifeFlight collaborate to serve north west Queensland

06 Oct 2016

Residents and visitors in north west Queensland will receive even better lifesaving aeromedical services through a closer collaboration between two iconic services – the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter service.

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Blackwater to Brisbane with a delicate delivery

29 Sep 2016

When Shannon Smithwick's waters broke suddenly, she needed the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to transport her from Blackwater to Brisbane. At only 31 weeks pregnant with twin girls, Shannon required expert care to ensure she could safely give birth to her two daughters.

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