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Graphic: RFDS near and far auxiliary accepting a $40,000 cheque

RFDS Near and Far Voluntary Auxiliary raises $40,000 for the Flying Doctor

28 Sep 2022

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Glenice with Wez and Glenn

On the Road and in the Air: A day in the life of a patient transport officer

14 Mar 2018

Glenice was transferred onto their stretcher then we were off to the hospital. Glenn and Wez were laidback, which was a good thing as Glenice does enjoy making fun with people. She kept attempting to knock Glenn’s hat off with her walking stick

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

The search is on for our hidden heroes

05 Mar 2018

The RFDS Local Hero Awards have launched across Queensland today, calling out to those community members who have rolled their sleeves up, put their hands out, or stowed away their fears in an emergency to help the Flying Doctor carry out its lifesaving work.

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2018 Official RFDS March Magazine

26 Feb 2018

Want to find out more and support the Royal Flying Doctor Service? Read more in our souvenir 90th anniversary magazine edition.

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Former nurse will keep giving through her will

16 Feb 2018

Vivienne Windsor, a former nurse, knows the importance of leaving a gift in her Will. Do you? Find out more here. 

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Men's health

Supporting men's mental health

16 Feb 2018

“Men are two to three times more likely than women to have an addiction issue but far less likely to seek help,” says our senior mental health nurse, Vanessa Latham. “In the last quarter, less than a third of our mental health clients were men.”

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Dental team

Filling the gap in dental care

16 Feb 2018

In just 3 months, our dental team has treated over 790 patients at 51 rural and remote clinics. Find out how dental health can impact your overall health.

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A special gift for the heart

15 Feb 2018

We had a very special Valentine’s date with our national partner TAL who, in a few short months, have raised an amazing $112,185 to fund 80 new defibrillators for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. These life-saving tools will be distributed into RFDS medical chests in rural and remote areas.

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Leroy Henderson

Limb lost, life saved

14 Feb 2018

Leroy nearly lost his life, but it had started as just an ordinary day at work. He was making a delivery to nearby gymkhana grounds, behind the wheel of a buggy with two workmates. This is Leroy’s story:

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CQUniversity has joined forces with Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section), signing an agreement

A partnership in education

05 Feb 2018

CQUniversity has joined forces with Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section), signing an agreement that will see collaboration and research development and placement opportunities for students.

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Behind the Scenes in Baradine

05 Feb 2018

Our national partnership with TAL (This Australian Life Insurance) has been launched in style with a TVC that was aired during the tennis on Channel 7. The TVC was filmed in Baradine, NSW and all the talent on screen were local community members.

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You're probably wondering how trekking will actually help us... Here's how

04 Feb 2018

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RFDS Drought Wellbeing Serice

You don't have to battle alone

01 Feb 2018

It's all too easy when discussing mental health in rural areas to focus on suicide rates and alarming statistics, when mental health and wellbeing is about so much more.

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Michelle Ball Royal Flying Doctor Service

A bright light in the community

01 Feb 2018

After moving to Mount Isa just over two years ago and throwing herself into the community as a way of making friends, RFDS (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Michelle Ball, now finds herself ready to receive a remarkable honour for her involvement in the small north-western community.

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Samantha Bailey, Donor Development Officer

25 Jan 2018

The donors here are really loving and have a high respect for what we do. Everyone seems to have been touched by us in some way, and they want to show their recognition to our work

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RFDS (Queensland Section) assist four-year-old bitten by snake

Four-year-old Tessa bitten by a king brown snake

24 Jan 2018

Four-year-old Tessa Wochnik is lucky to be alive after she was bitten by one of Australia’s deadliest snakes at her family’s remote cattle station.

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