Royal Flying Doctor Service


No such thing as a ‘Silent Night’ for the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

22-Dec-2017 1:22 PM
For the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Christmas is just another day on the job. As Australians around the country enjoy the festive season and a well-deserved break, the Royal Flying Doctor Service crews will be on call day and night delivering emergency services across 7.69 million square kilometers.

Bush asks for more doctors, mental health, and drug/alcohol services

01-Aug-2017 6:04 AM
Overcoming barriers in access to medical services is the most important consideration of health consumers in country Australia, a Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research report on health needs of rural and remote residents has found.

Cultural safety needed to prevent Aboriginal people receiving poorer health treatment

05-Jul-2017 6:15 AM
An article authored by Prof Dennis McDermott (Flinders University), Prof Tom Calma (Reconciliation Australia) and Martin Laverty (Royal Flying Doctor service of Australia) has just been published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Flying Doctor to trial nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellite

26-Jun-2017 9:00 AM
nbn and the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) have agreed terms to commence trial access to nbn’s Sky Muster™ satellite service.

Country mental health access a fifth the rate of city

03-Jun-2017 9:36 AM
New research reveals remote Australians die on average from suicide at twice the rate of city people, yet are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people.

Strengthening Indigenous health workforce will help Close the Gap

29-May-2017 6:06 AM
Creating more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to develop skills through clinical placements will help foster cultural safety in health care services.

Government pledge to keep country doctors and dentists flying

28-Jun-2016 2:55 PM
Doctors and dentists will continue and expand service delivery across country Australia thanks to dual Government promises to extend the Royal Flying Doctor Service's aeromedical program through to mid-2020 and fund a new program for country dentists.

Flying Doctor urges caution over Easter holidays

24-Mar-2016 8:48 PM
Over last year’s 4-day Easter holiday the Flying Doctor airlifted 248 Australians in rural and remote Australia to hospitals across the country. That’s the equivalent of a new emergency patient every 15 minutes, from Easter Friday to Easter Monday.

World Oral Health Day: Flying Doctor research shows a healthy mouth is linked to a healthy body

19-Mar-2016 10:33 AM
Flying Doctor research shows oral disease, particularly when left untreated, is associated with certain cardiovascular diseases, respiratory illnesses, and other chronic diseases. Other diseases include endocarditis, (inflammation of the lining of the heart) stroke, aspiration pneumonia, diabetes, kidney disease, and some adverse pregnancy outcomes, are also associated with poor oral health.

Billion dollar saving with accident prevention strategy

06-Mar-2016 9:00 AM
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) research finds up to $1 billion in hospital savings are possible if a new strategy to prevent accidents and injury in rural and remote Australia is adopted.

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