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FDP 100th Episode

#100 Buckle up! The Flying Doctor Podcast 100th episode takes off!

18 Jul 2024

'Welcome aboard' the 100th Flying Doctor Podcast episode, as we 'turn the tables' on podcast host Lana Mitchell and discover the rich and fascinating story of how outback Australia's favourite podcast came to be.

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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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Braith

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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Health and Aviation Online

30 May 2018

Until Recently, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) heavily relied on the use of paper-based systems to record patient medical data. In conjunction with Brisbane based tech start-up, Buckham&Duffy, the RFDS have developed and transitioned records their new digitised system.

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Grazier lucky to be alive after high-speed crash on remote station

18 May 2018

The boys strapped me onto an old shearing bed and put me on the back of the utility and we made our way to the nearest registered airstrip to meet the RFDS plane. Those are just the things you have to do out here if you’ve got nothing on hand.

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RFDS celebrates very special patient anniversary 40 years on

18 May 2018

If it wasn’t for the Flying Doctor I hate to think what the outcome would have been for John, or me. The staff were just wonderful and I have such a special memory of them.

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Patient Story - Tarryn Vallance

18 May 2018

“You hear about the RFDS, but you never think you’ll need them. But without them, I wouldn’t be here today.”

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2018 Local Heroes Announced

15 May 2018

Nine local heroes from each of Queensland's nine RFDS bases have been announced.

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jack's wrecked car

A mother's worst nightmare

12 May 2018

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.

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Natasha after the accident

Face-saving surgery after horse kick

08 May 2018

Late last year Natasha Schweikert and her mum were feeding their horses in a paddock at Broken Hill when disaster struck.“One of the horses got excited, took off and kicked Natasha in the face,” recalls Collette, Schweikert, Natasha’s mother. “I didn’t actually see it."

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Malcolm White

Generous bequest in thanks for son's rescue

08 May 2018

In January, Dan White proudly handed over a cheque for $10,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor at our Dubbo Base. It was a bequest from his late father.

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Stewart and Rhonda at home

Flying doctor 'heroes' gave Stewart a second chance at life

08 May 2018

Back in April 1981, young jackaroo Stewart Aiken and a mate from the same property were out riding motorbikes. They were about 50 kilometers from home in Western NSW and racing each other back to the property.

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