Stories

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

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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Smiles

“It’s the feeling that I can make a difference by educating a child, so their smile will last a lifetime, is what I love about my job."

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When she is in her harness Gracie knows she is working and she is focused on guiding Vivian to keep her out of danger.

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“The Flying Doctor means everything to us because we are so isolated. I have always had such a great respect and appreciation for them,”

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Robin Miller Dicks left a rich legacy, not only through the lives she saved, but also through more modern attitudes to female pilots and women in the bush.

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