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New RFDS facility opens at Busselton

14 Jun 2024

A new purpose-built facility has officially opened at Busselton-Margaret River Airport for RFDS and St John WA crews.

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RFDS launches new patient transfer facility at Burnie Airport

RFDS launches new patient transfer facility at Burnie Airport

16 May 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania will launch the new and improved patient transfer facility at a presentation and afternoon tea at the Burnie Airport Terminal, Wynyard on Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 2.30 pm.

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RFDS calls for a healthier Tasmania

19 Apr 2016

RFDS Tasmania has provided a supplementary submission to the Healthy Tasmania Five Year Strategic Plan.

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Billion dollar saving with accident prevention strategy

06 Mar 2016

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research finds up to $1 billion in hospital savings are possible if a new strategy to prevent accidents and injury in rural and remote Australia is adopted.

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Flying Doctor launches RFDS Local Hero Awards

01 Mar 2016

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Students from the King Island District school enjoy the simulator

RFDS flies in to support King Island Community

29 Feb 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service is reaching out to connect with the King Island community on Tuesday 1 March when it attends the Agricultural, Horticultural & Pastoral Show and on Wednesday 2 March the RFDS will visit the King Island District School to conduct educational presentations to students.

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Indigenous staff with the RFDS

More Indigenous health workers key to Closing the Gap

27 Jan 2016

Training, employing, and supporting more Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in health and aviation roles is necessary for Indigenous health outcomes to improve. The launch of the RFDS Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) supports new health career pathways for Indigenous people.

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Half of all road deaths occur on rural roads

15 Jan 2016

"Half of all road deaths occur in remote and rural areas, despite two thirds of Australians living in cities" Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia CEO Martin Laverty said.

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Acting Health Minister launches the QCoal Community Dental Service

Acting Health Minister launches the QCoal Community Dental Service for 2016

06 Jan 2016

Minister for State Development and Minister for Natural Resources and Mines Dr Anthony Lynham today launched the QCoal Community Dental Service.

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Safer airstrips in remote areas will help save lives

10 Dec 2015

Airstrips used for medical emergencies in remote parts of Australia will be made safer following the announcement of $11.6 million for runway upgrades.

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RFDS aircraft in the outback

Tasmanian students take to the skies with the Flying Doctor

23 Nov 2015

Three Tasmanian student won exciting and prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia.

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A fall from a horse

17 Nov 2015

I had never met these people before my accident, and yet they saved my life

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​Country kids face twice as many tooth fillings as city cousins

07 Oct 2015

A new research report released by the Royal Flying Doctor Service in September shines a spotlight on oral health for country Australians.

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Hobart hosts 100th meeting of the Flying Doctor National Board

18 Sep 2015

The 100th meeting of the Board of Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) being held in Hobart today will consider action in response to evidence that the main cause of potentially preventable hospital admissions is poor dental care.

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Kaleb's Story

Kaleb's story

10 Sep 2015

Kaleb was just 10 days old when his heart started to fail. He needed emergency heart surgery to survive. But he was stranded with his mother Lori, as their isolated hometown was surrounded by flood waters.

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RFDS committed to improving health outcomes for remote communities

RFDS committed to improving health outcomes for remote communities

01 Sep 2015

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Tasmania is committed to assisting to improve the health outcomes of remote and rural Tasmanians.

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