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#92 Young mum Paige was losing weight, eternally thirsty and feeling strange

24 May 2024

Paige is a young mum, living in a remote station in the centre of Queensland. When Paige started to have an unquenchable thirst she did not realise the severity of her health situation.

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Jimmy Darcy grave

Seeds for Flynn's flying doctor sown 100 years ago

29 Jul 2017

Kimberley stockman Jimmy Darcy suffered massive internal injuries on 29 July 1917 when his horse fell in a cattle stampede. His death attracted national headlines and proved the impetus for Reverend John Flynn's vision for an outback aeromedical service. Read his story

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Jade-Elle car crash

My sister, the brave

10 Jul 2017

My dad called. He told me a truck had crushed his car. My three daughters were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were trapped inside. He didn't know if they were all alive. I thought I was dreaming. That's what stopped me from collapsing."

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Embedding cultural safety in Australia's main health care standards

10 Jul 2017

In Australia, the existing health safety and quality standards are insufficient to ensure culturally safe care for Indigenous patients in order to achieve optimum care outcomes.

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Share your story with the RFDS and make a difference

Share your story and make a difference

07 Jul 2017

Share your story with the Flying Doctor and help make a difference

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RFDS Mobile Dental Service

RFDS Dental Service ready to serve rural communities throughout Queensland

28 Jun 2017

A fresh, new RFDS Dental service is sure to bring a smile to the faces of those people living in rural and remote Queensland.

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Rockhampton Regional Council gives back to RFDS

Rockhampton Regional Council gives back to RFDS

23 Jun 2017

A generous donation of $103,064 from the Rockhampton Airport will help to keep the Royal flying Doctot Service (Queensland Section) in the skies.

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Trayon Campers donates $40,000 purchase price to RFDS

A manufacturing milestone means a lot for the Flying Doctor

22 Jun 2017

Sunshine Coast camper manufacturer Trayon Campers has celebrated the milestone of its 1000th camper rolling off the production line by donating the purchase price to the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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Lieutenant Clifford Peel – Providing a Blueprint for the RFDS

12 Jun 2017

In 1917, Flynn received an inspirational letter from Lieutenant Clifford Peel, a Victorian medical student with an interest in aviation. The young airman and war hero suggested the use of aviation to bring medical help to the Outback. Shot down in France, he died at just 24 years of age and never kn

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Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

Hear, hear! RFDS is delivering hearing assessment services to rural parts of Queensland

09 Jun 2017

Residents of rural and remote Queensland will be delighted to hear the news that the RFDS (Queensland Section) will soon be offering a free hearing screening service.

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mental health services

Country mental health access a fifth the rate of city

02 Jun 2017

New research reveals remote Australians die on average from suicide at twice the rate of city people, yet are only able to access mental health services at a fifth of the rate of city people.

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Health Workforce

Strengthening Indigenous health workforce will help Close the Gap

29 May 2017

Creating more opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health professionals to develop skills through clinical placements will help foster cultural safety in health care services.

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RFDS Local Hero Award Recipients Announced

17 May 2017

The hidden heroes behind the Flying Doctor have been honoured.

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Four years of oral health partnership

23 Mar 2017

​The QCoal Community Dental Service, operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

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A long ride west

20 Mar 2017

I wanted to raise some funds but also, and probably more importantly, I wanted to raise awareness of the issue.

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A shock to the system

10 Mar 2017

​There he lay, white and lifeless, a nurse already performing CPR. And there was Michelle Low Mow, fuelled on little more than adrenaline, a defibrillator in one hand and an oxygen tank in the other.

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