48 episodes

Australia is a large, remote, and unforgiving land where accidents happen. In this podcast, we talk to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing rural communities.

The Flying Doctor DM Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 33 Ratings

Australia is a large, remote, and unforgiving land where accidents happen. In this podcast, we talk to real patients and their families about mateship, life in the bush, and the role that the Royal Flying Doctor Service plays in servicing rural communities.

    #47 A speeding boat full of tourists collides with a rock wall in remote WA...

    #47 A speeding boat full of tourists collides with a rock wall in remote WA...

    Dr Sally Edmonds talks of the RFDS response to the severe boat accident that occurred in May 2022 in the remote location of Horizontal Falls - where there was no access by road and some 26 patients had to be transported to hospital.

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    • 47 min
    #46 'Billy-the-kid-ney' changes Danni's life

    #46 'Billy-the-kid-ney' changes Danni's life

    This podcast episode is a follow-up interview with Danielle Horton after our first interview Young mother, dialysis, and the search for a kidney. Organ transplant is not for the faint-of-heart and this second interview follows on from the much awaited phone call that a kidney that was desperately needed, had become available....

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    • 40 min
    #45 Angels in the Outback - Revisiting the incredible story of Peter Nunn

    #45 Angels in the Outback - Revisiting the incredible story of Peter Nunn

    Desert sand hills and red stony downs of South Australia. A vast remote cattle station in one of the harshest parts of Australia. Peter Nunn is involved in an horrific accident that it is amazing anyone walked away from...

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    • 28 min
    #44 How was 5-year-old Jack saved after being bitten by a snake?

    #44 How was 5-year-old Jack saved after being bitten by a snake?

    Brenda Purvis tells of the harrowing day when her youngest child collapsed and then started vomiting blood after being bitten by an Eastern Brown Snake. Fast and correct medical procedures saved Jack's life, and there is much to learn and remember based on this story.

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    • 30 min
    #43 A highly distressed child was pulling her hair out at night...

    #43 A highly distressed child was pulling her hair out at night...

    Vanessa Latham and Lesley Harvey from the RFDS Broken Hill Wellness Place talk about supporting locals through challenges of drought, loss, trauma -- and how their use of play therapy is helping kids who really need it.

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    • 32 min
    #42 How did baby Jenson survive being born 4 months too early?

    #42 How did baby Jenson survive being born 4 months too early?

    Coby Foster, at 25 weeks pregnant travelled from Brisbane to Melbourne for a friend's social event, but it all went awry when she went into premature labour and Jenson arrived four months too early.

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

phelankell74 ,

Fantastic show!

One of the best podcast shows in Australia. It really highlights some fascinating stories. Highly recommended.

GVNCHY ,

Best Podcast

One of the best podcasts describing the brutality of Australian Outback. Great host!!
Must hear it!

Ribbitts ,

Love these stories!

Amazing stories shared by incredibly resilient people!!
I’d love to hear from one of your pilots. I’d imagine they’d have some great stories to tell, too.

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