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Graphic: Four Kangaroo Bus Line busses covered in dust on a dirt road

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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Marcus Wilson sailing

Invictus Games Gold for Flying Doctor Base Manager

24 Oct 2018

RFDS Broken Hill Base Manager Marcus Wilson was so focused on the sailing that he almost didn’t noticed Prince Harry in the boat next to him. Here, Marcus shares the excitement of representing Australia and the RFDS in the Invictus Games

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RFDS (Queensland Section) Pilot Shane Wise

A Wise choice of careers

23 Oct 2018

"I was at a point in my life where I just knew IT consulting was not what I wanted to do anymore, so I thought … how about I do something I have always wanted and become a pilot?"

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TRH Prince Harry and Meghan reveal name of new aircraft

Royal couple lights up RFDS Dubbo Base

17 Oct 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited the RFDS Dubbo Base and revealed the name of the new aircraft. Read all about the exciting day here...

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Restart a Heart Day at Parliament House

17 Oct 2018

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Flying Doctor Calls for Action to Halt Suicide Trend - World Mental Health Day 2018

10 Oct 2018

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90 Years of Unparalleled Service

09 Oct 2018

The RFDS has evolved from an early vision of an “aerial experiment” into a remarkable 24-hour, 7 days a week health service to enable people in rural and remote Australia, and who are beyond regular medical infrastructure, to access medical care in metropolitan-based tertiary hospitals.

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Looking Ahead - Health Needs of Country Australians in Ten Years Time

30 Sep 2018

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Staff and patient talking

Taking care of your mental wellbeing

20 Sep 2018

Our mental health team shares some tips about how to take care of yourself, where to go for help, and explains how the RFDS helps.

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"I was one who always thought; It won't happen to me."

11 Sep 2018

"I did ask family to donate to the Flying Doctor instead of buying me get well gifts, however I also wanted to leave a gift. A thank you for their dedication. I had never met these people before my accident, and yet they saved my life."

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Sam's got the need; the need for speed!

06 Sep 2018

I have flown with the RFDS as a patient, and now to be able to work on the other side of the organisation is extremely humbling.

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AEDs delivered for Outback Hearts

05 Sep 2018

National sponsor TAL has part funded the distribution of defibrillators to all medical chest holders in Outback South Australia.

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The gift of a smile

31 Aug 2018

Dad this is the first time I have seen you smile!

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Bridget McKenzie and Greg Foot

Launceston engineer wins national award

28 Aug 2018

Launceston Engineer Greg Foot has been recognised by the Federation Board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service at an award ceremony in Canberra. Greg was presented the award by Minister for Rural Health Bridget McKenzie

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Margaret Evans

A lasting legacy

27 Aug 2018

I am hoping that the bequest that I am leaving the Flying Doctor will continue to help in some small way

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Pimpara Lake Station

Message from the president

27 Aug 2018

Ruth Sandow, RFDS SE President, lives at Pimpara Lake Station, 200km north of Broken Hill. Like many other farmers in far western NSW, Ruth and her family are dealing with one of the worst droughts on record. Here, she shares her experiences and personal photos of what she’s seeing on the land.

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