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#87 How did Gayle lose the use of both arms in a farm-accident?

19 Apr 2024

After Gayle's life-changing accident on a remote cattle station in Queensland, they have had to adapt to a new life, despite one arm being amputated and the other being paralysed

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Outback Survival: Safe Motoring

20 Jul 2018

There are four times more injuries in remote areas than in towns and cities.

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Outback Survival: Safety Around Water

20 Jul 2018

Despite only a fraction of the population living in remote or rural areas, these regions are responsible for one third of all drownings nationwide.

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Because of Her, We Can! Celebrating our Scholarship Winners

13 Jul 2018

The NAIDOC week 2018 theme is 'Because of her, we can!' We celebrate women across the nation, including Amanda, a recipient of 2017 RFDS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Scholarship. Amanda used the Scholarship to follow her interest in Aboriginal & Paediatric health.

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Outback Survival: Snakes and Snakebites

Outback Survival: Snakes and Snakebites

13 Jul 2018

Snakebite first aid can be very effective if done quickly.

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Waived air service fees will provide RFDS $2 million saving

13 Jul 2018

Donors work hard to raise money for our healthcare charity. Waiving air navigation charges means donor money will stretch even further.

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Outback Survival Tips

12 Jul 2018

There are few places on earth as vast, beautiful, rugged or unforgiving as the Australian outback. Be prepared and cautious before you set out on your outback adventure.

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Frances heads to Tahiti for World Sprints

10 Jul 2018

RFDS WA Medical Services administration coordinator Frances will travel to Tahiti this month to compete in the Va'a World Sprint Championships.

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Rural Health Minister visits Launceston

04 Jul 2018

It was a pleasure to have the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Launceston today to see how the Coalition Government’s four-year commitment to the RFDS of $327 million will ensure essential services are available.

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Celebrating our National Fuel Partnership with AirBP

03 Jul 2018

We are proud to call Air BP our national fuel partner. This week we celebrated the partnership at our Adelaide base!

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Tax Appeal 2018

22 Jun 2018

In the lead up to the 2018 End of Financial Year, Perth business man Ben Pollard shares why he supports the Royal Flying Doctor Service through regular giving.

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RFDS WA nurses facilitate primary health care to PNG communities

11 Jun 2018

RFDS nurses Fiona and Fran delivered primary health care to remote villages in Papa New Guinea as part of a No Roads Expedition clinical outreach program in May this year.

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RFDS Submission to Mental Health Senate Inquiry

05 Jun 2018

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Air BP becomes a National Partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

04 Jun 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is delighted to announce that Air BP, one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services, has become their third National Partner.

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Accidents aren’t ever part of the plan

04 Jun 2018

Please donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service to ensure there's a plan for when accidents happen.

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90th Air Pilgrimage, what an adventure!

01 Jun 2018

What a spectacular celebration of 90 years of the Flying Doc and great opportunity to reflect on the services history, and indeed the services future. A truly memorable event with over 50 aviation enthusiasts from the AAAA, travelling with 25 Antique Aircraft throughout rural NSW & QLD

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