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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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Major General Jeffery

Vale - Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery

19 Dec 2020

It is with deep sadness that we share the news that former RFDS Board chair (2008-2013) and former patron Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery passed away peacefully at home on Friday the 18th of December.

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Equitable health access for all Australians

17 Dec 2020

As part of a submission to the Federal Government's Inquiry into Regional Australia, the RFDS has just released a new research paper entitled 'Equitable Patient Access to Primary Healthcare in Australia'.

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2020 RFDS Queensland Hero Bede Little

2020 RFDS Queensland Hero announced

15 Dec 2020

The 2020 RFDS Queensland Hero is Bede Little, a first responder who has also fundraised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS).

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Urgent flight for Albany baby

Urgent flight for Albany baby

14 Dec 2020

“Seeing your baby turn blue and struggling to breathe is terrifying,” says Albany mum, Tammy. When four-month-old baby Grace was struggling to breathe, Tammy remained level-headed to provide her daughter with the best fighting chance.

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A promise delivered: 2020 in review

11 Dec 2020

We reflect on 2020 - an extraordinary year in rural and remote health.

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JANUARY: Keeping a bird’s eye view on wellbeing

11 Dec 2020

Keeping a bird’s eye view on mental health and wellbeing.

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FEBRUARY: Flying across a pandemic

11 Dec 2020

The RFDS was the first aeromedical organisation to manage a positive COVID-19 case on Australian soil.

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MARCH: New services making locals smile

11 Dec 2020

New RFDS Remote Oral Health Care Services open in Mutitjulu in Central Australia and Leigh Creek in South Australia.

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