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Caroline Macari shares her experience with grief and explains how it has helped her become a better doctor and CareFlight’s ambassador for mental health. I’ve worked as a doctor for almost 17 years and five of those years have been as an Aeromedical Specialist for CareFlight where I also head up the Mental Health and...

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John Hoad is one of CareFlight’s co-founders and first helicopter pilot. At the age of 26, John took a leap of faith, left his job as a senior radiographer at one of Sydney’s major teaching hospitals, and embarked on a journey which has seen him become CareFlight’s longest serving helicopter pilot. John writes about his...

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By Doctor Chris Cheeseman, Medical Director – CareFlight Rapid Response Helicopter  This year marks a quarter of a century since I embarked on my journey to become a doctor. Little did I know that the aspirational twenty-something-year-old student at England’s University of Birmingham Medical School would one day move across the globe to become Medical...

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 By Mick Frewen, CareFlight Chief Executive Officer For me personally, reconciliation is about ensuring that I can build relationships in order to develop my own knowledge and experience with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and learn from their rich history and knowledge. Professionally, in my role as CEO of CareFlight, I view reconciliation an...

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By Doctor Ruth Parsell, Deputy Medical Director – CRRH and Retrieval Specialist As an aeromedical organisation that prides itself on delivering a ‘patient first service’, we are constantly on the lookout for outstanding medical and aviation professionals to crew our aircraft that fly across Australia.   A critical part of our aeromedical crews are registrars...

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CareFlight's Board at the Reconciliation Action Plan launchCareFlight's Board at the Reconciliation Action Plan launch.

By Andrew Refshauge, Director Chairman, CareFlight Board I’ve worked in senior positions in health, housing, Aboriginal Affairs and state government – and I’ve watched reconciliation progress throughout the years. I decided I wanted to embark on a career in the health sector during my final year of school. I thought it would be a way...

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Trish Angus with CareFlight NT General Manager Philip Roberts and Chairman Andrew RefshaugeTrish Angus at CareFlight's Reconciliation Action Plan Launch with CareFlight NT General Manager Philip Roberts and Chairman Andrew Refshauge.

By Jawoyn woman Trish Angus, Director, CareFlight Board On 13 February 2008, then Prime Minister Kevin Rudd moved a motion of Apology to Indigenous Australians. I was at work in Darwin watching it on television. What I felt is hard to describe, it was a warm feeling that at last the government of Australia, my country,...

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Tom - Patient Transport Driver

By Kylie Goyen, NT Relationship Development Officer  Dressing up in a bear suit, wrapping Christmas presents and chilling out on the beach at events are not things that are typically included in a job application for a Patient Transport Vehicle Driver. But at CareFlight, we can vouch for how valuable volunteer experience can be for...

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 By Mick Frewen, CareFlight Chief Executive Officer This is a blog I never thought I’d have to write. Globally we are in the midst of the biggest health crises we’ve ever faced. Our enemy is invisible yet deadly to many of our most vulnerable. Now, more than ever, we need to pull together. I’m writing...

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