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#92 Young mum Paige was losing weight, eternally thirsty and feeling strange

24 May 2024

Paige is a young mum, living in a remote station in the centre of Queensland. When Paige started to have an unquenchable thirst she did not realise the severity of her health situation.

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Viva Energy Partnership Launch

Viva Energy keeping the Flying Doctor in the air and on the ground

24 Mar 2023

Royal Flying Doctor Service and Viva Energy announced an exciting new fuel supply partnership, bringing together two iconic Australian organisations with a long history of helping people get safely to their destinations.

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Melbourne Chamber of Commerce tours the Flying Doctor’s hangar

Melbourne Chamber of Commerce tours the Flying Doctor’s hangar

24 Mar 2023

The latest Melbourne Chamber of Commerce Best Practice tour saw members go behind the scenes of the Flying Doctor’s aeromedical operations at Essendon Fields.

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Jon Readhead - latest episode

Jon Readhead, Jigalong and the Flying Doctor

22 Mar 2023

Jon is approaching his 80th birthday and has had a varied career. This podcast talks about Jon’s work at Jigalong, a remote Aboriginal community in Western Australia in the 1970s, and his experiences with The Flying Doctor.

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Heat and dehydration has stopped Richard's heart 8 times...

19 Mar 2023

Opal miner, Richard Hawkins, lives in one of the harshest environments on the planet - Andamooka in remote South Australia. Though he knows well the protocols to prevent deadly dehydration in the extreme desert heat, Richard has learnt some lessons in recent years...

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Episode 63

Family holiday plans changed quickly when 7-year-old Mia stumbled by the campfire...

17 Mar 2023

Kayla and Mia tell the story of a road trip where things took an unexpected turn when 7-year-old Mia, who had been warming herself by the fire and waiting for mum to cook dinner, stumbled and to prevent herself falling into the fire, she put her hand into a pot that was sitting on top of the coals.

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RFDS committed to closing the gap

Close the Gap Day 2023

16 Mar 2023

National Close the Gap Day is a day of action for Indigenous health equality that aims to close the health and life expectancy gap between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians within a generation.

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Community Transport in Foster

First Flying Doctor Community Transport site in Gippsland announced

09 Mar 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RDFS) Victoria is delighted to announce a new partnership with South Gippsland Hospital to expand its Flying Doctor Community Transport service into the community of Foster and surrounds.

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RFDS in WA celebrates International Women's Day 2023

07 Mar 2023

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RFDS Victoria hosts health roundtable in Robinvale

RFDS Victoria hosts health roundtable in Robinvale

03 Mar 2023

The 2023 Robinvale Health Roundtable was an opportunity to discuss Robinvale's health care needs, and how we can collaborate and create better health outcomes for the community.

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Isuzu vehicles and RFDS

New major national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia

01 Mar 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has established a multi-year national partnership with Isuzu UTE Australia (Isuzu UTE).

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It was too late to get to hospital, and the baby was in breech

26 Feb 2023

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Sarah and Kaysee in the 70s

Sarah had a double-lung transplant, while her husband and daughter waited anxiously...

23 Feb 2023

When Kaysee was a young teen, her mother was diagnosed with a severe genetic lung condition, that without a lung transplant, would kill her. In Flying Doctor Podcast episode #61 Kaysee tells the story of her amazing, strong and courageous mum.

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RFDS WA attends St John WA’s Narrogin sub centre opening

20 Feb 2023

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Out of breath out of nowhere

Out of breath, out of nowhere: Shannon's story

20 Feb 2023

Gasping for air. Down on all fours. Shannon was clinging to life in one of the most isolated places in the world.

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Richard Hawkins

Five times revived: Richard's story

20 Feb 2023

Richard is lucky to be alive after his heart stopped five times in the searing summer heat of the South Australian desert.

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