Tag Archives: Flying Doctor

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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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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When landing, watch out for emus

Senior pilot Magnus Badger has been flying with the RFDS SE Section for 25 years. Since joining us in 1988, he has flown 13,000 hours to towns scattered across the South Eastern Section, an area the size of France. Originally … Continue reading

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Bridging the Outback dental gap

In the small NSW Outback community of Collarenebri a trip to the dentist used to be governed entirely by whether you had access to a car. The nearest dental service at Walgett, about 80 km away, is operated by the … 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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