Stories

We love to hear and share the stories of Royal Flying Doctor Service staff, volunteers, fundraisers and patients.

"Living in Broome, we hear lots of stories about how the Flying Doctor has helped out people in their darkest hour. Luckily we haven't had to use the service, but it is reassuring to know they are there for us.

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“The medical staff on board kept my heart going to keep me alive on the flight to Jandakot where I was conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital to get a pacemaker fitted.

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"It's a very dynamic space to work in, where you get different patients, travel to different places every day and sometimes on different modes of transport. You deal with everything and anything.

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"I've done corporate triathlons but the Gibb Challenge is one of a kind - I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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RFDS Medical Officer Dr Edi Albert

"Many of the patients we pick up are suffering from chronic health issues and are in dire need of specialist care.

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Zaviah

"For children in Bourke it is nearly a five-hour drive to Dubbo which would mean an overnight stay for families who would have to take time off work and take the children out of school just to see a dentist."

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