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Royal Flying Doctor Service. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Graphic: New research paper New Release The Royal Flying Doctor Service has released a new research paper entitled "Providing Aeromedical care to Remote Indigenous Communities".

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"This research is a first for the RFDS. It warns Indigenous children are over-represented in aeromedical retrieval data. Preventable or manageable illnesses such as pneumonia, asthma and croup are leaving kids so ill the only option is to fly them to hospital," said Martin Laverty, CEO of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Flying Doctor Mental Health programs. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Flying Doctor dental programs. A large proportion of people living in remote and rural Australia do not have access to a regular dental service.

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Recognising the important link between oral health and overall health, over recent years the RFDS has established oral health services in parts of remote and rural Australia. These services are provided using fly-in fly-out, mobile and outreach deliver models, and funded by state governments, private investments, or the use of donor funds. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Remote consultations - often referred to as 'tele-health consultations' form the core of RFDS services.

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These are the calls that come into an RFDS base from individuals or health workers, in rural and remote areas, who require medical assistance or advice from an RFDS doctor. The RFDS performed 92,776 telehealth consultations in 2014/2015. Graphic: Telehealth doctor Front line of help. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Aeromedical Emergency Retrieval. Royal Flying Doctor Service. Using the latest in aviation, medical and communications technology, the Royal Flying Doctor Service works to provide emergency medical and primary health care services to anyone who lives, works or travels in rural and remote Australia.

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Medical services needed by people living in rural and remote areas of Australia are no different to services required in our large cities, but the vast distances that small rural populations have to overcome to access health services, provide a real challenge. The Royal Flying Doctor Service works to assist country Australians in many ways. With a waiting room of 7.13 million square kilometres, the RFDS provides 24-hour aeromedical emergency services that can reach anywhere, no matter how remote, within hours.