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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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Health and Wellbeing Workshops

13 Aug 2015

"It was not just a 'ladies day'," says RFDS Mental Health nurse Vanessa Latham. "It was an opportunity for much-needed socialisation, networking, information and sharing of talents and experiences."

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Remote Rescue Stories

13 Aug 2015

"You have to plan more if you're on a station," says Fiona. "I have to leave and go to Broken Hill when I'm four weeks from giving birth. They say to leave three weeks beforehand, but both my kids were early so I'm going four weeks out!"

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Clinic catchup: Tibooburra

13 Aug 2015

"Having access to a GP service through a clinic can mean early detection, and treatment," says Alison. "This can save lives in remote communities, as well as avoid emergency retrievals which can occur if things go untreated to the point that they escalate."

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Cheryl's 25 years of service

11 Aug 2015

"I'm so blessed though, I've had a great life and I've been very lucky."

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Across the desert to raise money

11 Aug 2015

"We got to Kazakhstan and were thinking the roads weren't going to be too bad," said Sam. "But the roads over here have potholes, which if you drove into, I don't think you'd get out of."

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Supporting the School of the Air

09 Aug 2015

The biggest challenge these children face is isolation. Satellite lessons and online tutorials are important tools but children need to socialise with each other. A web chat is not the same as kicking a football around with their mates.

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Coma Patient

09 Aug 2015

"If someone asks me about the Flying Doctor I tell them what happened to Adam. I never ask for money but it doesn't take long for them to reach into their pockets. After all, where would Australia be without the Royal Flying Doctor Service?"

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No longer just a dream to fly with the Flying Doctor

09 Aug 2015

"I guess it was the fascination of how the RFDS was totally different to my everyday life that made it so enchanting"

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