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Gift from Launceston Distillery

13 Aug 2018

The RFDS Launceston held a wonderfully successful, and enjoyable, whisky tasting and silent auction on August 9th. Our near neighbour, the Launceston Distillery, generously donated their very first 20 litre French Oak Apera cask of whisky.

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RFDS TAS receive community service grant for dental care

13 Aug 2018

RFDS TAS have been awarded a 2018 Wrigley Company Foundation and Australian Dental Health Foundation Community Service Grant. This grant will allow the RFDS to increase the number of trips, and the quality of care provided to vulnerable and Indigenous Tasmanians living in regional areas.

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Rural Health Minister visits Launceston

04 Jul 2018

It was a pleasure to have the Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service base in Launceston today to see how the Coalition Government’s four-year commitment to the RFDS of $327 million will ensure essential services are available.

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A Day in the life of an RFDS Patient Transport Officer

31 Mar 2018

Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stick

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RFDS Partners with the Devil

21 Mar 2018

The Save the Tasmanian Devil Appeal, the central charity for Tasmania's iconic animal is proud to partner with the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Filling service gaps in remote communities

08 Jan 2018

A NEW mobile outreach program is helping improve access to dental services in remote Tasmanian communities. Starting with Circular Head in the north west, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania is providing free screening, preventive and restorative dental services...

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Partnership helps Michelle hit health goals

04 Jan 2018

GEORGE Town woman Michelle Turpin credits a partnership approach – which involved setting her own goals then being supported to achieve them – with helping her health turn a corner.

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RFDS Tasmania's Stephen Stone Wins Gong

28 Dec 2017

Stephen Stone, the first Tasmanian to win Exercise Physiologist of the Year award could be your local rural health worker.

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New Dentist for the RFDS in Tasmania

22 Nov 2017

RFDS Tasmania welcomes their first ever full time dentist to the team, the gregarious and internationally experienced, Dr Lorika Strickland.

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