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Graphic: A woman suffering heat stress and a thermometer indicating high temperature

Flying Doctor warns of heat stress risk in the hot summer

23 Jan 2017

​With the mercury set to stay well over 30 degrees celsius in many areas and a long hot summer forecast, the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS SE) is reminding the public about the dangers of heat stress.

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An RFDS aircraft

Official statement - aircraft incidents

19 Dec 2016

Two unrelated aircraft incidents occurred at separate locations reported by RFDS (South Eastern Section). Everyone on board both aircraft are safe and well and there are no injuries.

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Brianna Leaman enjoying her time with the RFDS

John Flynn scholarship gives Brianna new opportunities

02 Dec 2016

2016 John Flynn Dental Assistant Scholarship recipient, Brianna Leaman spent two weeks flying around western NSW to help treat patients in Lightning Ridge, Bourke, Goodooga, Collarenebri and Dubbo.

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Children at Pooncarie on the RFDS model play equipment

Outback Kids Take Flight Thanks To Proludic

01 Dec 2016

​Isolated children in the remote town of Pooncarie can now get on board their very own Flying Doctor aircraft, thanks to a generous donation from playground equipment company Proludic.

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A scary snake

Flying Doctor issues summer snakebite reminder

29 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service reminds the public of the dangers posed by snakes during the summer months and what to do if bitten.

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Michael Cook, an RFDS flight nurse from Dubbo

Help from Humpty Dumpty Foundation ensures Flying Doctor can safely deliver newborns

28 Nov 2016

Two new neonatal transport incubators (pods) worth close to $180,000 will help ensure sick or at risk newborn babies are safely transported by the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s South Eastern section.

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Run in with emu causes emergency flight

14 Oct 2016

​Andrew Bourne was on the second day of a trip with a group of motorbike enthusiasts when he hit an emu.

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Six decades of Christmas puddings

14 Oct 2016

For the past six decades October has meant Christmas pudding time to Broken Hill Women's Auxiliary members.

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McGrath breast care nurse Jo Bevan talking with a member of the community

Helping those in isolated areas with breast cancer

14 Oct 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our McGrath breast care nurse, Jo Beven, shares the ways she helps people with this cancer.

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