Category Archives: Health

Baby on board

Giving birth inside an aircraft is not ideal—it’s safer on the ground where extra help can be summoned in case of complications—but sometimes nature intervenes, as RFDS Flight Nurse Chris Minchell found out recently. Chris was called to Cobar when … Continue reading

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Rescued from a raging bull

In an odd twist of fate Eliza Middleton was running to raise money for the Flying Doctor just as her sister Adelaide was being airlifted from a paddock near Tilpa, almost 900 km away. Unknown to Eliza, Adelaide had been … Continue reading

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Tim’s time with the Doctor may lead to rural practice

For University of Wollongong student doctor Tim Roach, a 12-month stint in Broken Hill was a ‘fantastic experience’, bringing him into contact with a diverse range of challenges. Additionally, it has encouraged him to consider returning to rural practice after … Continue reading

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Helping people stay well in Wilcannia

The RFDS SE Section conducts three clinics a week in the small Central Darling town of Wilcannia. Held at the multipurpose centre, a GP and other specialists see patients every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The RFDS senior medical officer for … Continue reading

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Flying Doctor clinics – a vital part of Outback communities

My name is Jacqueline Noble. I’m the RFDS women’s and child family health nurse. In remote areas there are usually no doctors and no nurses. The most basic health facilities can be hundreds of kilometers away. That’s why Flying Doctor … 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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Channel 10’s Scope came out to film us

The team from ‘Scope’ came out to film Dr Andy Killcross at our Port Augusta Base in South Australia recently. Watch the piece they put to air and get an inside view of what we do. Great job Andy!

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