The RFDS in WA


Graphic: RFDS medical chests

Near, far, wherever you are, the RFDS has your back

21 Jun 2022

No matter where you are in WA, people are always within reach of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, thanks to our Medical Chest Program.

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Horizontal Falls incident

Rescue operation at Horizontal Falls an extraordinary day for the RFDS

17 Jun 2022

On Friday 29 May 2022, RFDS WA teams were called to one of the most difficult medical emergencies in the last decade, leading a rescue operation to extract nearly 20 patients after a boating incident at Horizontal Falls in the remote Kimberley.

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Offering a hand to a service helping the community

17 Jun 2022

Committed and passionate supports of the WA Flying Doctor, the Carnarvon Australasian Order of Old Bastards have raised more than $500,000 since 1995 and have played a pivotal role in helping our service grow.

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Charlie's Flying Doc story

Urgent RFDS jet retrieval for WA baby Charlie

17 Jun 2022

Arriving five weeks early at Broome Hospital, Charlie was born with a rare medical condition that affects only one in 800,000 babies.

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Dr Anthony Rengel

Passion for medicine and aviation combined

16 Jun 2022

As a child, RFDS WA Dr Anthony Rengel loved anything and everything to do with flying and would regularly visit Jandakot Airport to watch aircraft take off and land with his father.

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Jamie Hall

Flying high in dream job

16 Jun 2022

Meet Jamie Hall. He's a senior pilot with the WA Flying Doctor who loves flying and helping people.

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Abra Mining x RFDS

WA Flying Doctor and Abra Mining establish new partnership

15 Jun 2022

Abra Mining has established a new partnership with the WA Flying Doctor, donating $50,000 in support of the service's mantle of safety to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote WA.

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Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

Celebrating RFDS Western Operations engineers this Aviation Maintenance Technician Day

24 May 2022

In the last year, the WA Flying Doctor travelled 9,000,000kms to reach more than 10,000 patients in need of our care, a feat made possible thanks to our highly specialised engineering team.

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Flying Doctor Day

Help save lives this Flying Doctor Day

12 May 2022

On Tuesday 17 May, the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia (RFDS) will celebrate Flying Doctor Day, marking the 94th anniversary of the very first Flying Doctor flight in 1928.

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