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04 Aug 2020

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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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Andrew on a plane with Royal Flying Doctor Service staff

Rescued after run in with emu

21 Oct 2016

I had a broken neck at the C2 vertebrae, five broken ribs, a torn spleen and a lot of bruising. I was fitted with a halo brace around my head to keep the vertebrae and spine from moving while it healed.

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Faye and Jim on their holiday

Saved from horror holiday

21 Oct 2016

Everything was normal and apparently it was when he was packing up to go I just had a heart attack in front of him! The next thing I woke up crying in Kununurra Hospital, not knowing what was wrong. The paramedic had to use his defibrillator and some CPR on me before getting me to the hospital.

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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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Jim and Faye at Victoria River in the Northern Territory

Nightmare on dream holiday

14 Oct 2016

Faye and Jim Johnston were on a dream holiday in The Kimberley region of Western Australia when Faye began to feel unwell one night in Kununurra.

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“My son had to destroy the cow to get it off me"

11 Aug 2016

When you’ve been attacked by a cow, thrown in the air and you’re lying bleeding and unconscious on the ground, you are depending on other people to save your life.

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