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Graphic: RFDS delivers first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

RFDS helps deliver first baby born in Richmond in 15 years

26 May 2022

Jess Harvey was 35 weeks pregnant when she awoke in the middle of the night with contractions at home, two hours from her nearest town. The RFDS was soon called to assist, and not long after baby Darby arrived.

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Dr Don Bowley celebrates 25 years with RFDS (Queensland Section)

25 years serving rural and remote Queensland communities

03 Nov 2021

Dr Don Bowley celebrates 25 years of service to the RFDS (Queensland Section). Here, Dr Don reflects on what he describes as a very rewarding career.

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Pilot Nick Tully

RFDS receives international recognition

28 Oct 2021

The Flight Standards Team of pilots ensure the Flying Doctor remains airborne and they have been recognised internationally for their efforts.

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lindsay hart pilot

It was a dark and stormy night and a baby is on the way

27 Oct 2021

After 15 years with the Flying Doctor in Queensland, pilot Lindsay Hart has had some unique experiences. One dark and stormy night over Longreach was particularly memorable.

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RFDS x Gibb

RFDS major fundraiser event Gibb Challenge wins prestigious award

26 Oct 2021

The Gibb Challenge, a major fundraiser event for the RFDS, is the winner of the "Best charity or cause-related event" at the 2021 Australian Event Awards and Symposium.

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Newest RFDS aircraft takes to the sky

Newest RFDS aircraft takes to the sky

20 Oct 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations (RFDS) will proudly unveil the newest member of its fleet in Port Hedland today.

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Cairns team celebrates headspace day

Building a healthy headspace

20 Oct 2021

On Wednesday 6 October, headspace Cairns celebrated headspace day — a national day of support for the mental health and wellbeing of all young Australians.

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health hub bus

RFDS buses roll out to boost Covid vaccination rates in rural towns

17 Oct 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service mobile health hub buses will hit the road on Monday, October 18, 2021, in partnership with the State Government, to deliver an accessible vaccination option to Tasmania’s rural and remote communities. Find out when it's coming to your town . . .

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Beachwheels RFDS

Beachwheels Australia helps Memory Lane go further.

15 Oct 2021

More special journeys have been made possible thanks to the donation of a Sandcruiser and a Sandpiper wheelchair.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) administers COVID-19 vaccinations

Flying Doctor helps protect remote communities through delivery of COVID-19 vaccine

14 Oct 2021

RFDS (Queensland Section) primary health care staff have now delivered more than 7,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to rural and remote communities.

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Naomi Hobson with RFDS Staff

RFDS strengthens connections with Cape York communities

13 Oct 2021

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has engaged Indigenous photographer, Naomi Hobson, to capture portraits in Cape York communities serviced by our Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

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COVID Vaccination NSW

New experience and new territories for RFDS

13 Oct 2021

Find out why shearing sheds, hotels and sporting grounds have played such a big role in the work of the Flying Doctor during 2021.

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Mental Health

Focus on mental health critical as pandemic drags on

13 Oct 2021

Find out how the Flying Doctor is working to improve mental health through lockdowns and the vaccination rollout

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RFDS TV show

Australia loves RFDS – TV series a success

13 Oct 2021

Find out how a new Australian drama is showcasing the work of the Flying Doctor and introducing a new audience to our work

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Stan and Wife Jodie

We couldn’t do it without people like Stan

13 Oct 2021

After needing the services of the Flying Doctor, Stan Mikolajski was determined to give something back

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Doctors

New doctors land despite COVID challenges

13 Oct 2021

How have the RFDS and our newest recruits been able to overcome the challenges of a global pandemic and lockdowns to get ready for action?

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