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Graphic: Midwifery scholarship winner Megan Wood in front of an RFDS aircraft

Dream come true for Rockhampton Flight Nurse

12 Aug 2020

A school excursion to Central Queensland triggered what has now become a dream career realised for new Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Megan Wood.

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A tough year for Mum – a family recalls 1992

17 Aug 2015

"One day my brother, who was ten, and I were mucking around in the back yard with an old set of golf clubs and a flat soccer ball. At one point he swung the stick and it got me across the eye"

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Lynne’s story: managing my mental health

17 Aug 2015

"I always presented myself as being OK, when I really wasn't and was actually really struggling," says Lynne.

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Tragedy strikes twice for Doug Mullet

15 Aug 2015

On Sunday 26 April 2015 the Flying Doctors said good luck and farewell to 65 year old Doug Mullett who was beginning his epic 5,500km fundraising trek.

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Helping isolated women stay healthy

13 Aug 2015

"It's a male-dominated culture," explains Jacqueline. "Girls have to be tough, wrangling bulls and sheep and cattle and stuff. It's an adventure, but it can also be the first time young girls have lived away from home, even if they've grown up on the land.

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RFDS to the rescue – twice!

13 Aug 2015

"I played netball and everyone just thought I'd pulled a muscle in my back," explains Natalie. "But it went on for months and months and just got worse ...

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Giving people back their smiles

13 Aug 2015

"You've given me back my smile," was the response of one woman after attending an RFDS Oral Health Clinic in Bourke.

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QRL's Intrust Super Cup helps keep the Flying Doctor Flying

13 Aug 2015

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) welcomes QRL's announcement that a percentage of gate takings from six of the Round 23 Intrust Super Cup games, part of 'Get in the Game' Country Week, will support its work in providing vital health services to rural and remote Queensland.

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​No fish, but quite a story for Gerald

13 Aug 2015

"I was relieved when the Flying Doctor got here," says Mia. "You can go through what you've learned in training and hang in there, but once the Flying Doctor gets here it's a huge relief!"

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