The RFDS in QLD
In Queensland, the RFDS employs 400 of the most highly skilled professionals, from pilots to doctors, flight nurses, engineers and beyond. They keep 20 aircraft running across nine bases. Operating 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, delivering the finest care to over 290,000 people each year, that's one every two minutes.
This fortnightly podcast gives you the news on the latest innovation, success and people as well as offering a behind the scenes look at the day to day operations of our Service & what it takes to keep the doctor flying!
Low Dose, High Frequency - a revolutionary approach to learning for the RFDS
The Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland has developed a revolutionary training and education program which takes advantage of the organisation’s 24 hour operation and maximises minutes spent on the ground.
Edwina Stott, caught up with Ronan Sweeney, the Flying Doctor's Manager of Clinical Training & Development in Queensland, to find out more about the Low Dose, High Frequency program.
Queensland's longest serving remote RFDS pilot hangs up his wings
Greg King is the Royal Flying Doctor’s longest serving remote pilot in Queensland.
He’s flown over 1.6 million nautical miles – which is the equivalent of four return trips to the moon!
Now, though after close to 20 years in Mount Isa, he’s hanging up his wings and heading out of town.
Edwina Stott caught up with Greg to have a chat about his time with the Flying Doctor.
Could drone technology soon join the Flying Doctor's fleet?
Could drones help the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s Queensland Section overcome one of their biggest challenges?
That's the question that was put to some of the finest minds in UAV & drone technology as the Flying Doctor joined forces with World of Drones Education for their healthcare & drone think tank held this week.
The Flying Doctor's Edwina Stott went along.