The RFDS in WA


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24/7 service uninterrupted by Broome base fire

03 Jan 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (WA) is continuing its 24/7 service in the Kimberley despite a fire at its Broome base on Saturday night.

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Travel safe tips from your Flying Doctor

16 Sep 2020

We know the wonders and pitfalls of remote travel. Here are our top tips for safe travel from the Flying Doctor you'll want to keep handy as you #wanderoutyonder throughout Western Australia during the school holidays.

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Mums and bubs rely on the Flying Doctor

01 Sep 2020

Women's Health Week: Health issues related to pregnancy, birth and newborn babies are among the most common reasons the Flying Doctor is called for assistance in WA. RFDS flight nurse Ashlee Blood says it's an incredibly humbling experience being there women in such a life-changing event.

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Flying Doctor in WA propels forward

01 Sep 2020

RFDS Western Operations longest serving engineer Greg Turner who retired last year and returned to serve during COVID-19 was given the honor of installing the first next generation propeller on the PC-12 aircraft.

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WA Governor officially opens upgraded facilities at RFDS Meekatharra base

28 Aug 2020

The Honourable Kim Beazley AC, Governor of Western Australia and patron of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Western Australia officially opened upgraded facilities at the RFDS Meekatharra base today.

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Flying Doctor gorge rescue in the remote Kimberley

31 Jul 2020

The Flying Doctor in WA was involved in an extraordinary and coordinated rescue of a 26-year-old woman who was stranded from her injuries following a fall while hiking on a remote gorge in the Kimberley.

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RFDS Esperance Auxiliary member uses Flying Doctor for the first time

24 Jul 2020

RFDS Esperance Auxiliary member Colin McKenzie, aged 79, experienced first-hand the impact of his donations after requiring urgent transfer to Perth following a choking incident.

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Flying Doctor base in Meekatharra upgraded

23 Jul 2020

Patient care and comfort at the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) Meekatharra base in Western Australia has been lifted following the installation of a new patient transfer facility.

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RFDS Western Operations pilot Jake Walsh marks flying milestone

22 Jul 2020

Captain Jake Walsh has become WA's third RFDS pilot to join the '500 club' - achieving 500 hours flying time on the first-of-type aeromedical Rio Tinto LifeFlight PC-24 jet.

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