Stories

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

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.

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Cruz Prior

“My son knew about the RFDS. He is obsessed with planes... He was thrilled to know he was in a Flying Doctor plane."

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“You don’t realise how remote it is out there until you need help. It was spectacular to watch the Flying Doctor in action.”

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"Jeremy wouldn't be alive today if the RFDS didn't come to get us that day," Wheatbelt resident Sherelle said.

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“The isolation felt extreme in Coral Bay when Emilia was bitten by the snake.”

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“Being fully aerobatic, they were a delight to fly, and being alone with the wind in your face, completely detached from the earth, it was always an exhilarating experience”, tells Anne.

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