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Graphic: RFDS Doctors using the Salad Simulator

Innovation still key for the Flying Doctor

07 Mar 2017

Dr Andy Caldin from the Royal Flying Doctor Service's South Eastern Section has assembled a Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy Airway Decontamination Device (SALAD).

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New RFDS doctors Shannon Townsend, Alexander Matthews and Karen Furlong

Dubbo RFDS recruits experience emergency training

01 Mar 2017

​Three new emergency medicine registrars from the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern (RFDS SE) Section got to experience just what could await them in their new roles when they responded to a simulated emergency, as part of a recent training exercise in Dubbo.

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Cobar nurses Beau Webster and Lisa Travis

Cobar nurses trekking Larapinta for RFDS

24 Feb 2017

The Cobar community is rallying behind local nurses Beau Webster and Lisa Travis as they prepare to trek a section of the Larapinta Trail to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section.

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new dentist Dr Minh-Thu Cao Xuan and dental assistant Suzanne Moore getting the thumbs up from patient Greg Treloar

On Road Oral Health Boost

23 Feb 2017

Continuing its promised roll-out of new and expanded services, the RFDS SE has added a dental van to its fleet and expanded its dental health team in Broken Hill and Dubbo.

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Sophie and her siblings

Fast action and flight save Sophie

14 Feb 2017

Doctors feared Sophie Nicholls' airways could completely close and were unable to insert a cannula into her. Then the Flying Doctor arrived.

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Mitch at work

Mitch's near death experience

14 Feb 2017

To show people how quickly things can go wrong and how much goes into saving a life, Mitch Milner shared his story with us.

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Susan and Matthew Clarke with their children

Family giving back to RFDS

14 Feb 2017

The Flying Doctor helped Susan and Matthew start their family safely so they decided to give back.

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Justin Gladman

Justin joins Flying Doctor team

14 Feb 2017

Justin, a descendent of the Wiradjuri people of NSW, trained to become a doctor with the assistance of the RFDS SE Section and the Bennelong Foundation.

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A woman suffering heat stress is helped by the RFDS

​Free tips to prevent heat stress

06 Feb 2017

Find out what heat stress is, who is at risk and how to prevent it with these free tips.

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