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Whyalla volunteers raise $23,000 for Flying Doctor

01 Jul 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has presented a $23,000 donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Whyalla community over the past year.

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Simpson Desert bike riders

Simpson Desert Bike Challenge

09 May 2016

Shifting sands and steep hills in remote outback South Australia meant cyclists in the annual Simpson Desert Bike Challenge outpaced their 4WD support vehicles while they raised a record amount of money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Walk to Work

Thiess staff walk to work for Flying Doctor

05 Apr 2016

Thiess employees at Prominent Hill mine in outback South Australia step out every year for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in a unique fundraiser - they walk to work. Last year's walk raised $17,000 for the Flying Doctor.

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Two tails

New RFDS Tourist Facility for Darwin

15 Feb 2016

The RFDS will expand its presence in the Top End with the $3 million investment in a new high-tech tourism facility and museum in Darwin featuring the story of the RFDS and the World War II Bombing of Darwin.

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1800 RFDS SA

1800 RFDS SA emergency number

01 Feb 2016

People living, working and travelling in the bush in South Australia have a new 1800 emergency number to call when they need the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Calls to 1800 RFDS SA (1800 733 772) are monitored and received 24 hours a day by RFDS staff in Port Augusta.

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RFDS delivers primary health care to Andamooka, Marla & Marree

11 Jan 2016

The Outback communities of Andamooka and Marla in the Far North of South Australia will have primary health care services provided by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) from 2016 following a decision by Country Health SA to appoint the RFDS as new provider.

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RFDS Billboard launched on Yorke Peninsula

Sign of the Times on Yorke Peninsula

17 Dec 2015

Yorke Peninsula residents now have a colourful daily reminder of the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) to their region. In a first for South Australia, a new roadside billboard has been unveiled on the Copper Coast Highway near Paskeville.

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New aircraft joins RFDS fleet

New PC-12 'Juliet' joins the fleet

19 Nov 2015

The dedication of a new Pilatus PC-12 'flying intensive care unit' by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) has been given an added boost with the generous gifting of $600,000 by Adelaide businessman Simon Hackett to fund the aeromedical fitout of the new aircraft - VH-FXJ or "Juliet'.

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Rod McRedmond

'Rocket' Rod signs off after 34 years

09 Nov 2015

From meeting the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, Pilot Rod McRedmond has had a fair few adventures in between during his 34 years with the RFDS. After 18,600 flying hours Rod has decided to hang up his wings.

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