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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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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 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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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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RFDS most reputable charity for sixth year running

05 Dec 2016

Trust in Australian charities is at its highest level in years with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) named Australia's most reputable charity for the sixth year in a row in the 2016 Charity Reputation Index.

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New flying intensive care unit dedicated

18 Nov 2016

A 'new flying intensive care unit' has been dedicated for emergency aeromedical service for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in communities in South and Central Australia.

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Michael Penno and Stephen Daniel

Holiday turns to deadly threat

07 Nov 2016

A severe attack of stomach pain in the middle of the night while on an outback holiday put Stephen Daniel in a deadly race against time to survive - if only he had known it.

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Oral health a must in the bush

07 Nov 2016

An RFDS remote oral health clinic has given kids living in the bush a lesson on how to look after their teeth and a timely dental examination by a group of final year University of Adelaide dental students.

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