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Flying Doctor warns of heat stress risk in the hot summer

23 Jan 2017

​With the mercury set to stay well over 30 degrees celsius in many areas and a long hot summer forecast, the South Eastern Section of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS SE) is reminding the public about the dangers of heat stress.

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RFDS among first to respond to devastating incident in Kowanyama

07 Oct 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) were among the first to respond this afternoon after numerous people were injured in the Cape York community of Kowanyama, after a vehicle crashed through a house where a large group of people were gathered.

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RFDS and RACQ LifeFlight collaborate to serve north west Queensland

06 Oct 2016

Residents and visitors in north west Queensland will receive even better lifesaving aeromedical services through a closer collaboration between two iconic services – the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter service.

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Blackwater to Brisbane with a delicate delivery

29 Sep 2016

When Shannon Smithwick's waters broke suddenly, she needed the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to transport her from Blackwater to Brisbane. At only 31 weeks pregnant with twin girls, Shannon required expert care to ensure she could safely give birth to her two daughters.

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The road to recovery

26 Sep 2016

​It was meant to be a weekend of fun and relaxation, but when their ute rolled on a lonely stretch of road late at night, Mount Isa residents Nick Tompsett and his 24-year-old-son Jarad Cole found that things don't always go according to plan.

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RFDS Queensland Section gains national clinical accreditation

22 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has flown through its clinical accreditation, achieving its goal in only two and a half years.

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Woolworths campaign gathers $44,000 in first two days

21 Sep 2016

​Woolworths stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales are throwing their support behind the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) raising more than $44,000 in two days.

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Funding applications for remote airstrips now open

21 Sep 2016

Critical access for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) to remote communities will be vastly improved thanks to the latest round of funding for the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programme.

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Annabelle undergoes tests at Rockhampton Base Hospital at only 11 days old.

When every second counts

20 Sep 2016

The Fisk family found out the hard way that no matter where you live in Australia, the Flying Doctor is here to help.

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