Royal Flying Doctor Service


Flying Doctor Calls for Action to Halt Suicide Trend

10-Oct-2018 9:38 AM
Suicide rates are at a ten-year high and action is needed. This World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to look at the facts and take action: • Suicide is the leading cause of death among people aged 15-44 • 3,128 people died from intentional self-harm in 2017 • Suicide rates have risen 9.1% from 2016 to 2017

Remote population stable, but illness to jump over decade

30-Sep-2018 11:45 AM
Australia’s remote population is forecast to grow only marginally in a decade. Yet chronic illness will rise dramatically, with the burden of mental illness forecast to increase by a fifth, if action is not taken to halt current trends.

Flying Doctor lands at the National Museum of Australia

16-Aug-2018 10:42 AM
An historic 1960s medical chest and an innovative early pedal generator and radio transceiver used on remote outback homesteads, feature in a new exhibit at the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in Canberra, celebrating the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s (RFDS) 90th year.

Health Funding Announcement - Wednesday 2.30pm, Launceston Airport (RFDS base)

03-Jul-2018 12:31 PM
Federal Rural Health Minister, Senator Bridget McKenzie and CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Dr Martin Laverty travel to Launceston to mark the Commonwealth’s commitment

Air BP becomes a National Partner of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

04-Jun-2018 6:00 AM
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is delighted to announce that Air BP, one of the world's largest suppliers of aviation fuel products and services, has become their third National Partner.

Aeromedical, dental, and mental health bush boost

29-Mar-2018 6:36 AM
The Turnbull Government has expanded health care across country Australia, with $327 million committed to the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) today.

Flying Doctor study finds higher bush cardiac deaths are preventable

28-Mar-2018 8:26 AM
Remote Australians are 1.6 times more likely to be hospitalised for coronary heart disease than people in major cities, and 1.3 times more likely to die.

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.

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