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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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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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Snakebite scare on family picnic

Five-year-old Jack Purvis is lucky to be alive after he suffered a vicious snake bite while playing with his sister by the river at Nyngan, a small town in central New South Wales. Jack’s parents were picnicking at a party … Continue reading

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Bob’s heart-stopping trip to Menindee Lake

Working as a bus driver, Bob Duke thought he was in robust good health. His job meant he had a medical examination every 12 months. While camping out at Menindee Lake earlier this year, however, he collapsed. “Everything was normal,” … 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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Stroke, do you have the facts?

In the next 10 years, more than half a million Australian’s will suffer a stroke. Its something we should all have the facts about. The Stroke Foundation has provided a fact sheet with the top ten facts about stroke (see … Continue reading

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Australia’s fourth largest airline

You don’t often think of the RFDS as an airline. It’s more about doctors, nurses and pilots using an aircraft to deliver health care to rural and remote Australia. However in the financial year ending June 2009, the 53 aircraft … Continue reading

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