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18 Sep 2020

The October edition of 'Going the Distance' will be hitting letterboxes very soon. In it, you'll find more inspiring stories from our Flying Doctor community.

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They saved my life

02 Jun 2018

Alan Lucas says the Flying Doctor saved his life – but he wasn’t rescued by air or road. He has been linked to a specialist in Melbourne from his home in Hopetoun via our telehealth service.

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Mental Health Care in the Bush

30 May 2018

Joan’s life hasn’t been all smiles. She faced the real challenge of accessing mental health care after the loss of her husband and father. Now she uses her experience to support others to get help.

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Take part in a special Outback Tour

25 May 2018

2018 marks 90 years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). To commemorate this special milestone RFDS is offering the chance to join a very special Outback Tour, visiting iconic places in the Flying Doctor’s history betwenn 6 and 19 July.

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RFDS Rural Women’s GP taking new patients in Heywood

26 Apr 2018

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Rural Women’s GP in Heywood is welcoming new patients.

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A mother’s worst nightmare

13 Apr 2018

What started out like a normal day for mother of four Susan Thorne, would later be one she remembers as “the worst day of our lives”.

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Very Special Kids and RFDS partner to help children in need

09 Mar 2018

Launched in February, Road to Respite is a joint initiative between the Royal Flying Doctor Service and Very Special Kids providing transport for regional children with life-threatening conditions to the Very Special Kids Hospice in Malvern.

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Too late to say thank you

09 Mar 2018

Lorraine’s bequest was a surprise to us – we had no idea she had included the Royal Flying Doctor Service in her Will. Receiving a bequest is always a bitter-sweet moment, but in this case there was an additional element of sadness as it was too late for us to say “thank you”, and let Lorraine......

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Young Achievers in Health

01 Feb 2018

‘‘When I got the email about my nomination I was surprised — I didn’t think it was for me, so I called them because I thought I’m no different to any other 24-year-old,’’ she said.

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