Category Archives: Events

Mercy dash for coma payment

Adam doesn’t remember celebrating his 21st birthday in England, not because he was partying too hard but because the after effects of an emergency operation to remove an abscess on his frontal lobe affected his memory. Quick thinking friends Tom … Continue reading

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School support

Their motto is parted but united, their playground is the Australian Outback and their teachers are hundreds of kilometres away. If you haven’t already guessed it, we’re talking about children who study at School of the Air. There are 115 … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas!

To all our friends, supporters and volunteers, the Flying Doctor wishes you a happy Christmas and a safe New Year. We look forward to catching up with you all in 2014.

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Curry in a hurry raises funds

Two RFDS supporters have raised just over $4,500 by undertaking a wild trip across India in a motorised rickshaw. Agricultural consultant David Brown and business owner Peter Cain paired up for the odyssey from Shillong in the far north east … Continue reading

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Hayden’s shocking fall

Young Hayden Barret from Oakleigh Station is lucky to be alive after he fell five metres from the top of a grain store and suffered multiple injuries to his arms, face and legs. A storm was brewing that day at … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenge to reach people in remote areas

My name is Tracey King and I’m the RFDS senior flight nurse at Broken Hill. I had a call at midnight not long ago to say that a woman in Ivanhoe was about to give birth. Ivanhoe is a small township on … Continue reading

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It’s show time…

Boy on Simulator If you’ve been to the Royal Adelaide Show or Royal Melbourne Show you might have seen our life sized simulator at the RFDS stand. It’s a life sized replica of the fuselage of a flying doctor plane, … Continue reading

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