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Hobart office opened by Governor

12 Feb 2019

We've spread our wings! View photos of the grand Hobart Office opening ceremony at Government House and meet our latest scholarship recipient and two terrific long-term donors.

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30 years' flying for RFDS

11 Jan 2019

SE section CEO Greg Sam presented Cpt Stan Griffiths with his 30 years of service award and fellow pilots, paramedics who have worked with Stan and RFDS staff from every section were there to witness the achievement and offer congratulations.

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Award-winning dental program

11 Jan 2019

The RFDS Tasmania dental program won the Building Communities Award at the Launceston Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards held in Launceston on Saturday, October 27.

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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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