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Smooth landings in Flying Doctor’s future

17 Feb 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has welcomed the Federal Government’s latest round of funding to upgrade crucial, remote airstrips throughout Australia.

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McGrath breast care nurse Jo Bevan talking with a member of the community

Helping those in isolated areas with breast cancer

14 Oct 2016

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and our McGrath breast care nurse, Jo Beven, shares the ways she helps people with this cancer.

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Jim and Faye at Victoria River in the Northern Territory

Nightmare on dream holiday

14 Oct 2016

Faye and Jim Johnston were on a dream holiday in The Kimberley region of Western Australia when Faye began to feel unwell one night in Kununurra.

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2015/16 Annual Report

14 Oct 2016

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Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

Flying Doctor team tackles men's health at Flinders Island Show

13 Oct 2016

Visit the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) at the Flinders Island Show to prevent a visit to the hospital.

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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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