We love to hear and share the stories of Royal Flying Doctor Service staff, volunteers, fundraisers and patients.
Brooke suffered multiple fractures to her skull, requiring emergency brain surgery over 2,000 kilometres away in Adelaide.
Read full story
The mail plane was small. It didn’t fill me with confidence – one engine, one pilot. But he was friendly and made me feel a little reassured. I was 15 years old and heading out to Abingdon Downs Station in gulf country Queensland, to visit my school friend Klancie, and ‘help’ with the mustering.Read full story
If it weren’t for retrieval doctors, I wouldn’t have made it, I wouldn’t have lived. Every time I see someone in that situation, I see that gratitude and it makes everything worthwhile.Read full story
For Cairns Mental Health Clinical Practitioner, John Hannan, no two days in his line of work are ever the same. Flexibility and spontaneity are required to ensure every client seen is helped. This is a day in the life of John Hannan. Read full story
“My son knew about the RFDS. He is obsessed with planes... He was thrilled to know he was in a Flying Doctor plane."Read full story
“You don’t realise how remote it is out there until you need help. It was spectacular to watch the Flying Doctor in action.” Read full story