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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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Andy Moore accepting the award on behalf of the RFDS

Royal Flying Doctor Service awarded United Nations community honour

29 Aug 2017

​The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) awarded the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) a prestigious Community Award at its 2017 Peace Program Lifework Awards presentation in Sydney on Friday 25 August.

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Chris with his family

Feeling sick first warning of dangerous heart problem

16 Aug 2017

Chris thought he had food poisoning when he got sick on his way home after a family holiday. But the 32-year-old miner from Broken Hill could have died.

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White Cliffs resident Shannon Forrest

White Cliffs RFDS clinic patient Shannon shares his story

16 Aug 2017

Shannon Forrest relies on our White Cliffs clinic for general healthcare for himself and his family. He shared his story.

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A remote airstrip

Airstrip upgrades will help save lives

16 Aug 2017

Thanks to a significant donation from a long-term supporter and funding from the Federal Government's Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme, we've begun upgrading more than 50 remote airstrips.

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Jack Burke

Regular giving easier for aviation enthusiast

16 Aug 2017

​Jack Burke first began donating to the Flying Doctor after a fundraising appeal around 15 years ago.

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Archie with RFDS crew

Archie burnt after falling into campfire, helped by RFDS

16 Aug 2017

​The Culphs are just one of the many families who've needed the services of the Flying Doctor recently. They shared their story to show how quickly something frightening can happen and how vital the RFDS is.

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The plane

Another aircraft arrives

16 Aug 2017

​A first-of-its-kind addition to our aircraft fleet landed on Australian soil in June. It had been flown more than 14,000 kilometres, in a six-day journey around the Pacific from Des Moines, USA.

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