Stories

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

There are few places on earth as vast, beautiful, rugged or unforgiving as the Australian outback. Be prepared and cautious before you set out on your outback adventure.

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The boys strapped me onto an old shearing bed and put me on the back of the utility and we made our way to the nearest registered airstrip to meet the RFDS plane. Those are just the things you have to do out here if you’ve got nothing on hand.

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If it wasn’t for the Flying Doctor I hate to think what the outcome would have been for John, or me. The staff were just wonderful and I have such a special memory of them.

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“You hear about the RFDS, but you never think you’ll need them. But without them, I wouldn’t be here today.”

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Young boy lies in hospital bed

What his mother didn’t realise was that Jackson had suffered critical internal injuries.

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Noe and Marie Matter

“His words were ‘help – I don’t know what’s just happened. I’m covered in blood and I think my eyeball has fallen out.’”

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