News

Graphic: Ryman Healthcare

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.

More details

The road to recovery

26 Sep 2016

​It was meant to be a weekend of fun and relaxation, but when their ute rolled on a lonely stretch of road late at night, Mount Isa residents Nick Tompsett and his 24-year-old-son Jarad Cole found that things don't always go according to plan.

Read full story

RFDS Queensland Section gains national clinical accreditation

22 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has flown through its clinical accreditation, achieving its goal in only two and a half years.

Read full story

Woolworths campaign gathers $44,000 in first two days

21 Sep 2016

​Woolworths stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales are throwing their support behind the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) raising more than $44,000 in two days.

Read full story
Annabelle undergoes tests at Rockhampton Base Hospital at only 11 days old.

When every second counts

20 Sep 2016

The Fisk family found out the hard way that no matter where you live in Australia, the Flying Doctor is here to help.

Read full story
David the unstoppable

David the unstoppable

19 Sep 2016

It will take more than a life-threatening brain aneurysm to stop David from running on.

Read full story
Governor of Tasmania launches RFDS and Foodbank partnership

Governor of Tasmania launches RFDS and Foodbank partnership

13 Sep 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania has entered into a partnership with Foodbank of Tasmania via their School Breakfast Program to provide oral health toothbrushes, toothpaste and oral hygiene education to approximately 4000 students throughout Tasmania.

Read full story
Migrant students jump on board the RFDS aeromedical simulator

Migrant students jump on board the RFDS aeromedical simulator

08 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) aeromedical simulator state tour will conclude in Launceston with a very special presentation to the TasTAFE Adult Migrant English Program students.

Read full story
Loading a patient aeromedical transfer

Providing Aeromedical Care to Remote Indigenous Communities

17 Aug 2016

This research considers the health of Indigenous Australians living in remote and very remote areas. It details illness and accident demand for aeromedical retrievals of Indigenous Australians by the RFDS from remote and very remote Australia.

Read full story
Flying Doctor aeromedical simulator school tour

Flying Doctor aeromedical simulator school tour

17 Aug 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Look! Up in the Sky educational program has spread its wings in Tasmanian schools during 2016. Tom Ryan, RFDS Program Manager – Education, is hitting the road with the interactive aeromedical simulator for a non-stop tour of primary schools.

Read full story
A generous gift provides new amenities for the Flying Doctor

A generous gift provides new amenities for the Flying Doctor

15 Jun 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) will launch new staff amenities at a presentation at Hobart International Airport Administration and Facilities Offices, 6 Hinkler Street, Cambridge on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at 5.30 pm.

Read full story
John Kirwan and Anne Todd

Making Headlice history in George Town

14 Jun 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service partnered with the University of Tasmania and Anglicare to deliver free education sessions for children and families at George Town.

Read full story

Flying Doctor celebrates birthday with Local Heroes

17 May 2016

Celebrating 88 years, the Flying Doctor gives thanks to the invisible army of volunteers who tirelessly support the Service.

Read full story
RFDS launches new patient transfer facility at Burnie Airport

RFDS launches new patient transfer facility at Burnie Airport

16 May 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania will launch the new and improved patient transfer facility at a presentation and afternoon tea at the Burnie Airport Terminal, Wynyard on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 2.30 pm.

Read full story
Stethoscope

RFDS calls for a healthier Tasmania

19 Apr 2016

RFDS Tasmania has provided a supplementary submission to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan.

Read full story
billion dollar saving

Billion dollar saving with accident prevention strategy

06 Mar 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research finds up to $1 billion in hospital savings are possible if a new strategy to prevent accidents and injury in rural and remote Australia is adopted.

Read full story