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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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‘Worry Boss’ story to help resolve anxiety

29 Jun 2016

When there is no spoken or written word for 'anxiety' in a language it can take some careful thinking to find a way to talk about a problem with anxiety in the community. But the RFDS mental health team in Central Australia has found a way to get people talking - and it's the 'Worry Boss' story.

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Lynette Sage and daughter and granddaughter

Three generations of care

09 May 2016

For the Sage and Horton families the Flying Doctor has literally become a part of their lives over three generations. Every day the RFDS flies into Mount Gambier to evacuate a patient to a major Adelaide hospital for life-saving or specialist treatment.

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Dr Michelle Cresp emergency

RESP training a lifesaver for city GP

09 May 2016

Within ten minutes of arriving at Port Lincoln Hospital for a stint as on-call doctor, Adelaide GP Michelle Cresp found herself in the Emergency Department dealing with two cyclists injured in a road accident, one with a serious chest injury. The situation was about to get much worse ...

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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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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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Sr June Andrew

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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