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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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an outback red dirt scene

My fundraising trek

02 Nov 2017

“Walking the five days of the Larapinta trail to raise funds for the RFDS, was an amazing experience.”

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alf traeger and young dughter approx 1940s

My Dad, Alf Traeger (1895 – 1980)

01 Nov 2017

Then one day the Rev. John Flynn walked in. He needed a portable and reliable generator to provide sufficient power for transmitting messages to and from the isolated people of the outback. And so the pedal radio was invented.

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RFDS Non Emergency Patient Transport Story Margaret

Margaret’s sweet last ride

31 Oct 2017

Well, what a great service. The most caring attendants and the ‘Rolls Royce’ of ambulances. They even stopped at Mums favorite ice cream shop at The Cow Shed, Avoca! Mum passed away at 3:45am on Sunday 26 February.

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RFDS selected as finalist in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Business Excellence Awards

25 Aug 2017

Congratulations to the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Tasmania! They have been selected as finalists in two categories in the 2017 Tasmanian Perpetual Trustees Business Excellence Awards!

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Stethoscope

New rural primary health services announced

20 Dec 2016

Primary Health Tasmania has commissioned the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Tasmania and a consortium of local Government Councils to deliver improved health outcomes in the municipalities of Dorset, Break O’Day, George Town and Flinders Island.

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Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

Flying Doctor scholarships provide a flying start for Tasmanian students

23 Nov 2016

Six Tasmanian students have won prestigious scholarships to work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) in Outback Australia. The presentation of their awards will be held at the RFDS Launceston Base, Western Junction on Thursday 24 November at 10.00 am.

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Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

Flying Doctor Chief visits Hobart to talk about dental health

15 Nov 2016

Mr Martin Laverty, CEO, Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia is visiting Hobart on Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 November to meet with stakeholders to discuss the expansion of RFDS dental outreach services in Tasmania.

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RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

RFDS flies in vaccination specialist to the Huon Show

11 Nov 2016

The Royal Flying Doctor Service ‘flies in’ vaccination specialist for the Huon Show: giving parents the opportunity to ask ALL their questions.

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