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Leanne was a fit and active beach goer - until an asthma attack took her breath away

#99 Leanne was struggling to breathe before she lost consciousness

10 Jul 2024

When her asthma symptoms were at their worst, Leanne was struggling to breathe and actually thought 'she was going to die'.

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Two men in RFDS uniforms push a stretcher towards a RFDS plane.

Sunraysia volunteers raise $7,000 for Flying Doctor

26 Sep 2019

A dedicated group of local volunteers has raised $7,000 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the community over the past year.

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A medical jet aircraft with RFDS logo flies over a dry, brown landscape

RFDS Medi-Jet 24 - first 100 days

20 Sep 2019

The RFDS Medi-Jet 24 has reached another milestone – its first 100 days of operational service.

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Show time for the Flying Doctor

20 Sep 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Western Australia is delighted to again showcase its life-saving work and support the state’s largest annual community event - the 2019 IGA Perth Royal Show.

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New Federation Executive Director

20 Sep 2019

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is very proud to announce Mr Frank Quinlan has been appointed as the new Federation Executive Director of the Service, starting in mid November 2019.

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Clifford Peel Last Post Ceremony

19 Sep 2019

The Australian War Memorial honoured the legacy of a far-sighted young airman and war hero, Lieutenant John Clifford Peel, whose vision played a great part in the inspiration and design of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

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Jemena joins RFDS Queensland Section as corporate supporter

17 Sep 2019

Further strengthening its connection to rural and regional Queensland, leading Australian energy company Jemena has become an official corporate supporter of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) with a generous donation of $30,000.

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How to ask R U OK?

13 Sep 2019

Every year on R U OK? Day, we’re reminded to check in with those around us to find out how they’re feeling. Asking the question seems like a simple act, but it can be one of the hardest to ask. Mental health clinical team leader for Far North Queensland, Jos Middleton has a few pointers to share

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Have you heard of Sepsis?

12 Sep 2019

Sepsis is responsible for about 5,000 deaths in Australia each year - more than our national road toll and common strains of cancer, according to Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Head of Medical Dr Andrew Hooper.

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“Drought is relentless. At times I feel it won’t end."

11 Sep 2019

Please donate to the Royal Flying Doctor Service to help families suffering with the burden of drought.

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Broome RFDS crews float a labour of love at Shinju Festival

10 Sep 2019

Check out our legendary and artistic Broome crews representing at the 2019 Shinju Matsuri Festival float parade!

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The red bottom of a jet aircraft as seen from the ground. RFDS is pained in white writing.

Cowell volunteers raise $3,600 for Flying Doctor

03 Sep 2019

A dedicated group of Cowell volunteers has raised $3,600 for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), representing their fundraising efforts with the support of the Cowell community over the past year.

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Five Flying Years: Federation CEO Martin Laverty Departs

30 Aug 2019

We wish Dr Martin Laverty, former Federation CEO, all the best in his new role as the Secretary General of the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

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Clare's story

27 Aug 2019

Medical emergencies don't wait for good weather. Five-year-old Clare discovered this first-hand when her appendix threatened to rupture during one of the worst floods in North Queensland history.

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Mental Health in the Bush: Access a fifth the rate of city

26 Aug 2019

RFDS research published by the Medical Journal of Australia, reveals more about mental health in the bush and access to mental health services.

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RFDS and Rio Tinto 'Keep Flynn Flying' with unique $20 fundraising campaign

26 Aug 2019

The Keep Flynn Flying campaign features an augmented reality experience where users will be able to bring RFDS founder Reverend John Flynn to life by scanning his image on the $20 note with their phones.

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