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Flying Doctor calls for help to assist burns patients across Queensland

03 Mar 2021

Latest figures from the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) reveal an average of 73 patients each year are flown to emergency care with burns-related injuries.

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RFDS named Australia's Most Reputable Charity

11 Dec 2020

The RFDS is named Australia’s Most Reputable Charity for the ninth year.

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Adventure turned into tragedy at Dolerite Gorge

09 Dec 2020

The only thing Skrollan remembers as she fell into the gorge was hurting her rib cage, seeing the floor getting closer - then she hit the back of her head on a sharp stone.

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Flying Doctor invests in regional airports

09 Dec 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is investing $325,000 to enhance the capability of 36 regional aerodromes state-wide.

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Robin Miller

Robin Miller: A life of service and adventure

04 Dec 2020

A pioneering female pilot who combined her passion for flying with nursing, Robin Miller made extraordinary contributions to both aviation and medicine.

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Bushfire Counselling and Support Service wins at Gippsland Primary Health Awards

Winners! Bushfire Counselling and Support Service wins at Gippsland Primary Health Awards

03 Dec 2020

We are pleased to share that along with our partners, Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV), Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria (RFDS) has won the Integration & Partnerships category at the 2020 Gippsland Primary Health Awards. This award acknowledges our collaborative work in delivering the Bush

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RFDS Karara partnership story

Unique partnership delivering dental health services in the Midwest recognised

02 Dec 2020

An impactful partnership between the Flying Doctor in WA, Karara Mining and the Shires of Perenjori, Morawa and Mingenew delivering dental health services in the Midwest was recognised through a Department of Mines Community Partnership Resources Sector Award for Excellence.

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Mobile dental vehicle reaches more communities

02 Dec 2020

Since 1961 the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been providing mobile dental outreach services to people living in rural and remote areas of Tasmania. That mission has become significantly easier with the launch of a $350,000 custom-built mobile dental vehicle.

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Jorn Ib

An emergency dash to Perth

01 Dec 2020

York-based businessman Jorn Ib had just finished setting up his site at the Newdegate Machinery Field Days when he started to experience a heart attack.

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