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Jamestown volunteers raise $10,000 for Flying Doctor

13 Nov 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $10,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Jamestown community over the past year.

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Jimmy Darcy grave

Seeds for Flynn's flying doctor sown 100 years ago

29 Jul 2017

The seeds for John Flynn's Flying Doctor were sown 100 years ago this August with the desperate attempt to save the life of little known stockman, Jimmy Darcy, in the on of the most remote parts of Australia failed when he succumbed to injuries sustained when his horse fell whilst mustering.

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Senex extends major support of the Flying Doctor

29 May 2017

A $7 million ‘flying intensive care unit’ bearing the Senex Energy logo has been unveiled as the oil and gas company announced the renewal of its major sponsorship of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations.

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Dr Cooter and daughter

Farewell to a medical pathfinder

07 Apr 2017

A world-first discovery and years of dedication to rural health, in particular, to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), clearly defined the late Dr Robert Cooter AM as a pathfinder in rural medicine and service provision to remote communities throughout South Australia.

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Beach third place team

Beach Energy raises funds for Flying Doctor

06 Apr 2017

Beach Energy staff recognise that the RFDS could literally be a lifesaver for them or one of their workmates which is why 20 staff committed to complete the Adelaide Corporate Triathlon and raise funds for the Flying Doctor.

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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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