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Flying Doctor on the road to dental health

26 Apr 2017

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Royal Flying Service South Eastern Section medical officer Doctor Andy Caldin

Inside our flying intensive-care units

26 Apr 2017

If you've never been inside a Flying Doctor plane you probably have no idea how much specialist equipment is on board. Medical officer Dr Andy Caldin explains why our aircraft are so special, and so expensive to equip.

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James Stanton was speared but saved by the Flying Doctor

Speared by branch but saved by Flying Doctor

26 Apr 2017

James was at work on a quad bike mustering sheep when he rode through long grass. Suddenly a hidden tree branch pushed through his leg.

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Ziarlah with her mum and RFDS flight nurse Jamie Corbett

Baby breathes easier with Flying Doctor help

26 Apr 2017

​Little Ziarlah's first birthday should have been spent at home with her family and a birthday cake. But as it turned out, her mother Melody was just grateful that Ziarlah was alive and getting specialist care.

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John Gorman's Canine themed cars taking part in the Outback Car Trek

Canine cars in Outback Car Trek for Flying Doctor

12 Apr 2017

John’s Outback Car Trek team will be particularly recognisable as they will be driving two ‘canine’ cars: the original car decorated to look like a dog and their latest, smaller car will be a pup!

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RFDS Mental Health Nurse Vanessa Latham

World Health Day reminder on talking about depression in the Outback

07 Apr 2017

Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section Mental Health Nurse Vanessa Latham has urged Outback communities to get behind the theme of World Health Day (WHD) on 7 April.

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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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