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Tatiara volunteers raise $55,000 for Flying Doctor

15 Aug 2019

A dedicated group of Tatiara volunteers has raised $55,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Tatiara community over the past year.

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ventilation trial

Ventilation trial to care for critically ill

21 Mar 2017

A new non-invasive technique for ventilating critically ill patients which improves patient safety and comfort is set to be trialled by the RFDS for use in rural and remote locations.

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RFDS clinic in Yalata

RFDS takes meningococcal vaccine to Aboriginal teens

20 Mar 2017

Aboriginal Australians from remote parts of South Australia will be protected from deadly meningococcal disease thanks in large part to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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suture workshop

Suture training for medical students

15 Mar 2017

Medical students took part in a hands-on workshop on medical suturing at RFDS Port Augusta Base in April in a joint initiative with the Adelaide Rural Clinical School. The students were joined by medical professionals including RFDS Flight Nurses, Remote Areas Nurses, Midwives and GPs.

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Mandy, Judith and Caitlyn

Breast Care Nurse joins RFDS remote SA clinics

14 Mar 2017

The RFDS is now offering the services of a McGrath Breast Care Nurse to people in outback South Australia along with two new specialist RFDS nurses as part of its regular fly-in clinics.

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German Support Group cheque handover

Support from afar for RFDS Alice Springs

13 Mar 2017

There is a rich vein of support for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from the other side of the world. A loyal group of German supporters have raised thousands of dollars since 2003 with teir latest donation to RFDS Alice Springs Base in March.

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Darwin base site

Darwin Airport home to new Flying Doctor Base

14 Feb 2017

Darwin Airport will be home to the 25th aeromedical base for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The RFDS has been evacuating patients from Central Australia and the Kimberley region to Royal Darwin Hospital for almost 80 years and now it will build a permanent home at the airport.

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Howard Browne

Drag racer's lucky escape

14 Feb 2017

Howard Browne was lucky to alive after being thrown from his drag bike at 200 kilometres an hour when a tyre suddenly blew out during drag racing finals in Whyalla. In severe pain with suspected multiple fractures Howard was flown to emergency medical care by the RFDS.

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4WD ambulance

New 4WD ambulances bound for SA outback clinics

09 Dec 2016

Three new custom-built 4WD ambulances are being put into service by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to enhance its on-the-ground emergency care and capability at its three remote primary health care clinics in Marla, Andamooka and Marree in outback South Australia.

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