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Graphic: Danielle Holmes from the Flying Doctor and Sue Robbins from Piecemakers.

​Quilters’ gifts to bush kids helped by RFDS

13 Nov 2017

Kids in the Outback cared for by the RFDS are benefiting from the generosity of a group of Sydney women who’ve donated hundreds of quilts.

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RFDS Mental Health Nurses Glynis Thorp and Vanessa Latham with the prize they collected at the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses event

RFDS mental health team wins top award at international conference

07 Nov 2017

​A poster showcasing ways the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section helps isolated communities manage mental health was named Best Poster at a global mental health conference in Hobart recently.

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Grill'd team members with Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section representatives and the local matters donation

Grill'd makes healthy donation for Outback healthcare

27 Oct 2017

Customers and staff at Grill’d restaurants in Sydney’s Central Business District have thrown their support behind the RFDS.

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Nathan and Christine Harvey with their childern Henry, Stanley, George and Isobel.

Outback healthcare for every family member

26 Oct 2017

The Harvey family from Caradoc Station, in north western NSW, have always relied on the Flying Doctor. Henry, aged eight, recalls one memorable incident when he was outside with his mum, Christine.

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Grace and Erin outside Gulargambone Healthcare Centre

Delivering Alcohol and other Drugs services in country NSW

25 Oct 2017

Erin Blanch is pleased with the way our new alcohol and other drugs (AoD) program is being received in Gilgandra and Gulargambone, even though it has only been available for the past few months.

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Trevor Nowak is treated by medical professionals.

Trevor tells his story after Outback motorcycle accident

19 Oct 2017

Trevor Nowak wrote to us recently to thank us for helping to save his life. This is his story of his motorbike accident on a holiday trip.

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Snakes in the Outback

Flying Doctor issues new snakebite advice

05 Oct 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern (RFDS SE) Section has updated its advice and procedures following the publication of a new 10 year study into snakebites.

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RFDS Mental Health Team member Glynis Thorp

Top tips for good sleep hygiene and mental health

26 Sep 2017

Sleep is one of the most important elements of a healthy happy life.. Most of us now understand that we need to prioritise quality sleep but how do we ensure we get it? And what happens if we don’t? One way we improve our sleep is through sleep hygiene.

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Flying Doctor team members training in Dubbo

Practice helping make perfect future Flying Doctors

01 Sep 2017

It's not every day doctors arrive at a property on the outskirts of Dubbo to find a tractor overturned, brown snake circling and a severely injured farmer stranded with his mate. But that's exactly what new Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) recruits were confronted with recently.

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