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Flying Doctor lifeline to station life

16 Nov 2020

Lying on a claypan after being flung from a motorbike on the Clifton Hills Station in the far north-east corner of South Australia, station manager Peter Nunn knew the RFDS was on the way.

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Meet Our Nurses: David Carpenter

11 May 2020

From the wintry Apple Isle and Central Australia’s ochre heart – David Carpenter’s RFDS career was inspired after a nursing stint in the remote communities of the APY Lands.

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Five minutes with a Pilot Instructor

11 May 2020

Exactly what is involved in taking to the skies for the Flying Doctor? We speak with our Head of Training & Checking, Matthew Cosier, to find out what he looks for in a successful RFDS pilot.

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Generations of care

10 May 2020

While many Australians have had a personal Flying Doctor encounter, Amber Driver concedes she has a few more stories than most.

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Banishing 'the blues' in the bush

09 May 2020

Winter is on the doorstep and life has taken a few unpredictable turns of late. A positive mindset is key to getting through tough times, but how is it that some people can maintain that crucial forward-thinking approach every day?

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How well do you know the RFDS?

08 May 2020

To celebrate the Flying Doctor's birthday this month, try your hand at the Flying Doctor crossword which features clues marking our rich heritage and exciting present-day operations.

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Peter de Cure appointed RFDS Central Operations Chairman

22 Apr 2020

Peter de Cure is the new Chairman of Royal Flying Doctor Service Central Operations (serving SA/NT), endorsed by resolution of fellow Directors at the April Board Meeting.

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Mrs Gina Rinehart and the Rinehart Medical Foundation donate $6 million to the Flying Doctor

11 Apr 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) has received a $6 million donation from Mrs Gina Rinehart and the Rinehart Medical Foundation to boost its inherent capability to respond to the emergency and primary health care needs of rural and remote Australians.

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COVID-19: Message from the Chief Executive

30 Mar 2020

The dedicated team at RFDS Central Operations (serving SA/NT) continues to deliver 24-hour emergency aeromedical and essential primary health care services through these unprecedented times.

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