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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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A jet aircraft with an RFDS logo. People in high-vis clothing push a hospital stretcher with a person lying on top.

RFDS enters jet age with game-changer in aeromedical care

22 May 2019

The communities of South Australia and the Northern Territory will soon be cared for 24/7 by the world’s first purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24.

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2019 Local Hero recipients

22 May 2019

Now in its fourth year, the RFDS Local Hero Awards give the RFDS (Queensland Section) an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those incredible good Samaritans, volunteers and fundraisers who go out of their way to ensure the Flying Doctor will be around for another 91 years.

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Young jockey airlifted with critical injuries

22 May 2019

We’ll always be thankful that the Flying Doctor was there when I needed help.

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Flying Doctor and IGA unveil aeromedical aircraft

21 May 2019

This afternoon the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Central Operations unveiled its Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) branded aeromedical aircraft in recognition of IGA’s new, three-year major sponsorship of the life-saving service.

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Meet Port Hedland Flying Doctor Sanjeet Chana

17 May 2019

“As a Brit working in Australia for the first time, the Gibb River Road sits as a must-see, an iconic route in an amazing part of the country. I’m really looking forward to staying at cattle stations, visiting remote communities and meeting the people who live there.

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Kalamunda Bushies ride to support the Flying Doctor

17 May 2019

"When the opportunity arose to help one of our fellow agencies in the emergency services link, it was a no brainer.

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RFDS Celebrates Ninety-One Years

15 May 2019

Ninety-one years ago today, the Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service was formed. Two days later the first ever Flying Doctor took flight. Today we celebrate how far the RFDS has come over the past nine decades, and we consider what else needs to be done to further Flynn's vision.

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An aircraft with RFDS logo. A patient is lying on a wheeled stretcher, being pushed by a person wearing a high-visibility jacket.

When every second counts...

08 May 2019

For a baby born at just 24 weeks, there’s a 40 per cent chance that the baby will not survive.

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Off duty Flight Nurse saves life on commercial flight

03 May 2019

After visiting family in Perth on his days off, Flight Nurse Ben never expected to help save a life on his commercial flight home to Port Hedland.

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Adelaide Miethke and the School of the Air

02 May 2019

While travelling to Alice Springs, Adelaide noticed the shyness of outback children. The idea of ‘bridging the lonely distance” seized her mind. She devised the idea of using the Flying Doctors two-way radio to give education talks to children in outback Australia.

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Alec

A split second can be life altering

02 May 2019

Twelve-year-old Alec was leaning against a glass window at home when it shattered and he tragically fell through.

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Woolworths shoppers support the RFDS to save lives across Queensland

01 May 2019

This month, Woolworths are proudly supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) across their 248 stores in Queensland and Northern NSW, by encouraging shoppers to buy a $1 donation token with their shop.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) and MinterEllison combine skills to shine light on mental health services

30 Apr 2019

The RFDS (Queensland Section) & MinterEllison plan to combine their skills to carry out research which will enable a better understanding of the urgent need for mental health services in remote regions of Australia and to help secure long term funding and further support.

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RFDS honours former CEO

29 Apr 2019

The purpose-built aeromedical jet, the RFDS Medi-Jet 24, has been dedicated to John Lynch, former CEO, RFDS Central Operations

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Drones to overcome distance for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland

16 Apr 2019

This Tuesday 16th of April, Queensland’s leaders in UAV & drone technology will meet to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) overcome one of the organisations biggest challenges - the tyranny of distance.

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