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RFDS CEO receives Australia Day Honours

27 Jan 2023

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The Flying Doctor is soaring further for emotional wellbeing during Queensland Mental Health Week

12 Oct 2022

Starting conversations about mental health is the first step to developing a proactive approach to wellbeing; the second, bringing the conversations to life.

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Qantas is set to celebrate 100 years since the first mail flight

10 Oct 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) celebrates its proud history with Qantas, as the commercial airline celebrates 100 years of passenger flying.

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Baring it all for mental health

10 Oct 2022

In 2021, the national Naked Farmer movement raised more than $20,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service's Wellbeing & Mental Health Service.

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Brisbane Airport: Queensland's link to life-saving care

06 Oct 2022

Last year alone, more than 4,250 patients from 63 locations across Queensland passed through Brisbane Airport with the Flying Doctor.

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A partnership to last a long road

05 Oct 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) celebrates a 10-year-long partnership with The Webster Family, who own and operate Kangaroo Bus Lines in Brisbane’s north.

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Farewell message from RFDS Western Operations CEO Rebecca Tomkinson

30 Sep 2022

Rebecca leaves the RFDS in WA in excellent shape and with a clear flight path for the future after nearly five years as CEO.

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What happened when a drunk 15 year old got behind the wheel?

27 Sep 2022

Alysia Cawthorn was illegally driving with her sister and friend in the car when they crashed and rolled. Hear her story in this podcast Alysia reflects on how she was given a second life by the RFDS.

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Catch the WA Flying Doctor at the 2022 Perth Royal Show

23 Sep 2022

Whether it's trying out our brand new hololens experience or chatting to one of our pilots, doctors or nurses about a career with the Flying Doctor, there's plenty of reasons to visit our exhibition stand at the 2022 Perth Royal Show!

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The bright orange tractor taking the nation by storm

21 Sep 2022

At just 18 years old, Sam Hughes, or as he is affectionately known, ‘The Travelling Jackeroo’, set out to travel Australia - decking out an unmissable bright orange 1957 Chamberlain 9G tractor to raise vital funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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WA football legend Graham Moss retrieved by the RFDS after an emergency in the Great Southern

20 Sep 2022

“If the RFDS wasn’t around, my wife wouldn’t have been able to receive the urgent medical attention she needed and the desperate situation we were in would have only got worse,” Perth man Graham said.

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Dr Kieran Hennelly

A career of service and adventure for Dr Kieran Hennelly: Listen to his story

20 Sep 2022

Born and raised in Manchester UK, Kieran was only a child when he first watched the Flying Doctor TV series. The stories of reaching people in need in some of the most remote parts of the world sparked a sense of adventure that has shaped his medical career ever since ⛷️🏔️🚁✈️

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Albany boy Darcy's urgent RFDS flight to Perth

12 Sep 2022

“You take the Flying Doctor for granted until you need them. But when you do, it’s comforting to know we can live out here and help will come in your worst hour” – Kate Douthie, Albany

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90 days of service for the RFDS Fortescue Heli-Med Service

12 Sep 2022

In its first 90 days of service, the RFDS Fortescue Heli-Med Service has transferred a total of 24 patients.

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Remembering the Queen

Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) offers our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.

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Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

09 Sep 2022

We at the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia pay homage and extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who has been a trusted and guiding light over the last century.

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