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Graphic: Skrollan in the plane

Adventure turned into tragedy at Dolerite Gorge

09 Dec 2020

The only thing Skrollan remembers as she fell into the gorge was hurting her rib cage, seeing the floor getting closer - then she hit the back of her head on a sharp stone.

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Mobile dental vehicle reaches more communities

02 Dec 2020

Since 1961 the Royal Flying Doctor Service has been providing mobile dental outreach services to people living in rural and remote areas of Tasmania. That mission has become significantly easier with the launch of a $350,000 custom-built mobile dental vehicle.

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Education tour lands in Tasmania

16 Oct 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Look! Up in the Sky (LUITS) educational program has been embraced by Tasmanian schools in a year largely devoid of special activities and is set to spread its wings from Monday, October 19 to November 13 with 68 sessions booked at 14 schools statewide.

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Pilot's World War II mission remembered

01 Sep 2020

It’s been 75 years since World War II ended on September 2, 1945, and the deadliest military conflict in history had few positives emerge from its horrors. However two advancements, one in the medical field and one in education, are both connected to the RFDS.

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Mobile Health Hubs ready to roll

18 Aug 2020

Two old decommissioned buses have been transformed into modern, mobile health clinics and they're about to undertake an amazing journey around regional Tasmania.

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Tasmania hosts 4X4 For The Doc

08 Jul 2020

Join the family 4WDs taking on a Tassie charity adventure

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Calvary in hospital

Handle with Care - saving Calvary

06 May 2020

“I think of how sudden it was that we needed the Flying Doctor and how quickly they were there for us,” Sofia recalls.

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Autumn 2020 TakeOff Magazine

TakeOff Magazine out now

30 Apr 2020

Read the latest jam-packed magazine from Tasmania with stories including a former Mayor recalling a daring Swan Island rescue; Hawks players supporting RFDS; and a flight nurse experience passed on to students.

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We need your help to reach anyone in need

03 Apr 2020

In these unprecedented times when we find ourselves dealing with a global pandemic, it's business as usual for RFDS Tasmania with its staff going above and beyond to keep those in rural area physically and mentally strong.

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