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Graphic: RFDS CEO judith barker receives Australia Day Honours

RFDS CEO receives Australia Day Honours

27 Jan 2023

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Garry Braithwaite and family

Flying Angels get Garry to life-saving surgery

26 Jul 2022

In a critical condition after major surgery, Garry needed a pacemaker urgently and the Flying Doctor were able to get him to hospital in time.

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3 men are standing in front of an RFDS aircraft. Liane's father is on the right hand-side leaning against the plane. The image is in black and white.

Following in her father’s footsteps

21 Jul 2022

Western Queenslander Liane Spencer has a lifelong connection with The Flying Doctor, working as the Charleville Base Manager, metres away from the hangar that her father serviced RFDS aircrafts for more than 30 years.

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Give Them Wings scholarship recipients 2022 announced

Give Them Wings scholarship recipients for 2022 announced

18 Jul 2022

This year, the Flying Doctor was able to award five scholarships to five dedicated an deserving health care students from rural Victoria.

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Outback Air Race

Going above and beyond for the RFDS

13 Jul 2022

Devonport husband and wife team Robert and Caren van Norden are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime as the first Tasmanians to enter the Royal Flying Doctor Service fundraiser – the Outback Air Race.

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Dwayne Mallard

WA Flying Doctor appoints Dwayne Mallard as first Indigenous board member

08 Jul 2022

The WA Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) proudly welcomed our newest board member Dwayne Mallard to our Jandakot base during NAIDOC Week.

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A bright red, yellow, blue and green dot art NAIDOC logo is on the left. Text reads Get up! Stand up! Show up! 3-10 July 2022.

NAIDOC Week 2022

07 Jul 2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! is the theme this NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) and Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) Recognised Mental Health Counsellor Joseph Oui is encouraging everyone to do just that.

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AWN continues to raise funds for RFDS Victoria after 19 years

AWN continues to raise funds for RFDS Victoria after 19 years

04 Jul 2022

At their annual auction, AWN raised a total of $6,912.50 for RFDS Victoria through their wool auction in Melbourne.

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NAIDOC week 2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! NAIDOC 2022

02 Jul 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is celebrating NAIDOC week and this years theme Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

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Nick Chapman retires

Touchdown on paramedic career

01 Jul 2022

RFDS Tasmania farewells a truly amazing aeromedical team member with Ambulance Tasmania intensive care flight paramedic Nick Chapman finishing up after 38 years in the job, the last 10 in aeromedical at the Launceston base.

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RFDS PHC

WA Flying Doctor welcomes Northern Star Resources Limited as newest major partner

01 Jul 2022

The WA Flying Doctor is pleased to announce Northern Star Resources Limited have jumped on board as our newest major partner to establish a new facility supporting health in the Goldfields.

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RFDS Victoria wins Fundraising Team of the Year at FIA Awards

RFDS Victoria wins Fundraising Team of the Year at FIA Awards

30 Jun 2022

This accolade has been a few years in the making, with our Marketing and Fundraising team showing continued effort to drive impact through creativity and innovation.

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Anna Van Der Werf

Meekatharra Flight Nurse retires after 18 years of service with the RFDS

27 Jun 2022

After 18 years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service out of our Meekatharra base, we bid Flight Nurse Anna Van Der Werf a fond farewell and happy retirement.

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Roma Saleyards

Roma Saleyards to raise funds for the Flying Doctor

24 Jun 2022

The Maranoa Council is set to donate 50 per cent of the live weight and open auction selling fees received for each head of cattle sold at the upcoming Roma Saleyards Store Sale.

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Peter Woolford stroke victim story

How did they find and save Peter when he suffered a crippling stroke?

23 Jun 2022

On arriving on his remote island property, Peter Woolford became acutely unwell and collapsed with a stroke,  paralysed on the kitchen floor and unable to reach the landline to call for help.

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RFDS medical chests

Near, far, wherever you are, the RFDS has your back

21 Jun 2022

No matter where you are in WA, people are always within reach of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, thanks to our Medical Chest Program.

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