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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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Asthma Awareness Week – hay fever, or something more?

06 Sep 2019

With beautiful sunshine across Victoria, many of us spent the first days of spring outside in the garden or out for a walk. Those affected by hay fever were also likely eyeing up the grasses and wattle flowers that signal the start of a wheezy season.

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Education Program milestone

30 Aug 2019

There was cause for celebration on Wednesday, 28 August when RFDS Victoria’s Education Program reached its 2,000th session.

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Victorian Chamber of Commerce magazine feature

12 Aug 2019

Providing mental health support to people in the bush who may not otherwse recieve care is vital to supporting strong regional and rural communities. Take a look at the profile of Flying Doctor Wellbeing in the Victorian Chamber of Commerce 'Business Excellence' magazine.

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Cowwarr Primary School holds Gumbootathon for RFDS

07 Aug 2019

Cowwarr Primary School, located in the Gippsland region of Victoria, held their second annual Gumbootathon yesterday – raising more than $1,800 for the Flying Doctor.

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Wellbeing program extended to youth in Maffra

05 Aug 2019

Flying Doctor Wellbeing has been expanded, now offering a youth-specific variation of the service to young people aged between 12 - 17 years in Maffra.

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Community Transport

RFDS commended for high-scoring abstract

05 Aug 2019

RFDS Victoria's abstract on Community Transport Service has been well-received. The abstract focuses on our work to improve patient access to reliable transport options in Heathcote - a program made possible by our partnership with Heathcote Health.

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Telehealth sessions continue to soar

05 Aug 2019

RFDS Victoria telehealth is reaching more patients than ever, with a new service added and key milestones being reached.

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Baby Kaleb

Saving baby Kaleb

31 Jul 2019

Baby Kaleb was only 10 days old when he became seriously ill in the midst of rising floodwaters in Biloela. His mum, Lori, took him to the local hospital. But Kaleb was so unwell that he needed intensive care – nearly 150km away.

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