Tag Archives: Rural

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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Glenn’s journey of recovery and courage

New Royal Flying Doctor Service South Eastern Section pilot Glenn Todhunter (right) knows what it’s like to be a patient in a medical emergency. In 1995, while on leave as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot from the Australian army, he … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors – What a Welcome Home!

On Tuesday 19th April we landed in Sydney’s Bankstown Airport, and what a welcome we received. Friends, family, members of our support team, the Royal Flying Doctor Service and the media were all there. The support we have received since … Continue reading

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Flying 4 The Doctors, Almost Ready To Go

Well, we’re almost ready to go and the past few days have been hectic. We took the plane for a final test flight over Kansas and I’m glad to report there was no problem. Said goodbye to Wichita and headed … Continue reading

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On our way to our departure point in the USA

Jim and I have left Sydney and we are on our way to the US. The preparation and last minute dashing around is over, but what a week it has been. The survival at sea training was fantastic. Neil and … Continue reading

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First year success for Rio Tinto Life Flight jet

When the Rio Tinto Life Flight jet was launched last year, we said it was one of the most significant improvements in services to sick and injured people in remote areas since the Flying Doctor began in 1928. One year … Continue reading

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Motorcyclists to get a health check rev up

While the 2010 IVECO Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island will send hearts racing, men will be encouraged to take a pit stop at a special health clinic created by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS). Wayne Gardner, who will … Continue reading

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