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Flying Doctor calls for help to assist burns patients across Queensland

03 Mar 2021

Latest figures from the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) reveal an average of 73 patients each year are flown to emergency care with burns-related injuries.

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Jacob and his daughter

Loving father Jacob has use of his arm thanks to your generous support

27 Jan 2021

After a collision on his dirt bike, the 21-year-old needed emergency surgery to save his arm.

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Rosemary

Rosemary’s family needed the Flying Doctor

27 Jan 2021

Rosemary’s family needed the Flying Doctor, now she donates to help other families get the care they need

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Send in your snaps

27 Jan 2021

Whether it’s a spectacular shot of the Flying Doctor in the Australian outback, an emotional time when the Flying Doctor has been there for you or a loved one, or a fun picture that captures a special moment at our Dubbo or Broken Hill Visitor Experience, we want to see your snaps and hear the story

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You can help us bring safe-tea to the outback!

27 Jan 2021

This year we are launching a new community event, ‘The Outback Morning Tea’ to raise vital funds to bring healthcare to those living in rural, regional, and remote Australia. You can join with your friends and family and hold a morning tea to support the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Alex Scamps

A message from President Alex Scamps

27 Jan 2021

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Tash Yeo in hospital bed

Critical care for a genetic heart condition

27 Jan 2021

Tash Yeo’s concerned friend urged her to get a check-up at their local hospital when he noticed her heart was racing and she was out of breath.

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Dr Katrina Starmer and some members of the Chillagoe community

THE GIFT OF TIME: The profound effect a community had on their local GP

19 Jan 2021

For RFDS (Queensland Section) GP Trainee Katrina Starmer, a recent gift from the Chillagoe community, was not just beautiful – but incredibly symbolic.

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Baby Kaleb

Saving baby Kaleb

18 Jan 2021

Baby Kaleb was only 10 days old when he became seriously ill in the midst of rising floodwaters in Biloela. His mum, Lori, took him to the local hospital. But Kaleb was so unwell that he needed intensive care – nearly 150km away.

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