Graphic: Mental Health Advice

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) is taking proactive measures to ensure Queenslanders living in regional, rural and remote parts of the state continue to receive vital healthcare services amid the COVID-19 pandemic. RFDS (Queensland Section) Chief Executive Officer Meredith Staib said the organisation has made extensive preparations and precautions for its staff and patients in dealing with the ongoing situation.

To read the latest information about how the RFDS is handing the COVID-19 pandemic in Queensland click here

RFDS (Queensland Section) Podcasts on COVID-19

Podcast 1

Interview with Queensland Section CEO, Meredith Staib

The Flying Doctor is continuing to provide vital emergency and primary health care services during the COVID-19 pandemic to regional, rural and remote Australia. In this podcast, Meredith explains how the Service is preparing and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Podcast 2

COVID-19 Advice for remote, rural & regional Queenslanders

Dr Katie Clift is the Head Medical Consultant for the RFDS (Queensland Section), she joined the podcast to give us some helpful information around COVID-19 & what steps you should be taking if you're living or working in a remote, rural or regional area.

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Podcast 3

COVID-19: How to protect your mental health

As the numbers of people testing positive for Coronavirus rise around the world, so too are many people’s anxiety levels. Dr Tim Driscoll, the Clinical Lead for the RFDS (Queensland Section) Outback Mental Health Team, has some valuable tips and advice.

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Graphic: Dr Katie Clift & kids of Queensland

Kids asking questions about coronavirus

Everyone knows that kids like to ask questions, and the topic of the Coronavirus is no exception!

So, we thought we’d answer a few of them with the help of RFDS (Queensland Section) Head Medical Consultant Dr Katie Clift.

Thanks to 8yo Ellie from Brisbane, Harry from Rockhampton, 15 year old Scott and 12 yo Max and Charlie from Wrotham Park Station as well as 5yo Ellie and 9yo Robert from Gilberton Station.

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Four pillars of wellbeing

Prevention of COVID-19

Social distancing

Symptoms of COVID-19

Tips for social distancing

I think I have COVID-19

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The power of social distancing

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Tips to keep your social distance

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Taking care of yourself - mind & body