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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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Tassie Devil

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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Glenice with Wez and Glenn

On the Road and in the Air: A day in the life of a patient transport officer

14 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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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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BBQ for the Flying Doctor

02 Jan 2018

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Stephen Stone on his bike

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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Teddy bears go to hospital

17 Nov 2017

The kids at this Launceston Primary School took x-rays, listened to hearts, and gave asthma medication - to their donated teddies of course! Toothbrush kits were supplied to each child by RFDS

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