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Reader's Digest Most Trusted Brand Charity 2024 announced

29 May 2024

The Royal Flying Doctor Service has been announced as Australia’s ‘Most Trusted Charity’ by the Australian Reader's Digest in their Trusted Brands survey of 2024.

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90 Years of Unparalleled Service

09 Oct 2018

The RFDS has evolved from an early vision of an “aerial experiment” into a remarkable 24-hour, 7 days a week health service to enable people in rural and remote Australia, and who are beyond regular medical infrastructure, to access medical care in metropolitan-based tertiary hospitals.

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Looking Ahead - Health Needs of Country Australians in Ten Years Time

30 Sep 2018

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Staff and patient talking

Taking care of your mental wellbeing

20 Sep 2018

Our mental health team shares some tips about how to take care of yourself, where to go for help, and explains how the RFDS helps.

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"I was one who always thought; It won't happen to me."

11 Sep 2018

"I did ask family to donate to the Flying Doctor instead of buying me get well gifts, however I also wanted to leave a gift. A thank you for their dedication. I had never met these people before my accident, and yet they saved my life."

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Sam's got the need; the need for speed!

06 Sep 2018

I have flown with the RFDS as a patient, and now to be able to work on the other side of the organisation is extremely humbling.

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AEDs delivered for Outback Hearts

05 Sep 2018

National sponsor TAL has part funded the distribution of defibrillators to all medical chest holders in Outback South Australia.

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The gift of a smile

31 Aug 2018

Dad this is the first time I have seen you smile!

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Bridget McKenzie and Greg Foot

Launceston engineer wins national award

28 Aug 2018

Launceston Engineer Greg Foot has been recognised by the Federation Board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service at an award ceremony in Canberra. Greg was presented the award by Minister for Rural Health Bridget McKenzie

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Margaret Evans

A lasting legacy

27 Aug 2018

I am hoping that the bequest that I am leaving the Flying Doctor will continue to help in some small way

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Pimpara Lake Station

Message from the president

27 Aug 2018

Ruth Sandow, RFDS SE President, lives at Pimpara Lake Station, 200km north of Broken Hill. Like many other farmers in far western NSW, Ruth and her family are dealing with one of the worst droughts on record. Here, she shares her experiences and personal photos of what she’s seeing on the land.

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New aircraft

New aircraft means more healthcare to more people

27 Aug 2018

Aeroplanes are both a practical necessity and a magical part of the Royal Flying Doctor Service. So when a new aeroplane joins the team it is cause for celebration. This year there was even more reason to rejoice with four new aircraft joining our growing fleet!

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Get to know Emma Wex

24 Aug 2018

One day you may be tasked to a woman in pre-term labour, the next day you could be attending a car roll over.

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The power of three

24 Aug 2018

All the girls at the Base were listening in when I asked Lyn if she would marry, me. Of course, all the RFDS nurses then asked if they had an invite to the wedding!

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Ride on!

24 Aug 2018

If you learn about the people and places they get to, the stories of retrieval and survival are extraordinary. They are not like a normal clinical hospital situation, they adapt brilliantly.

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Over land and over sea

Over land and over sea

24 Aug 2018

I remember it clearly. It was about six o’clock in the morning, I was bending down to get some live bait in the bucket for my hook when I felt this funny sensation in my head. There was no pain, just a strange sensation.

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