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RFDS bridges gap for rural dental care

08 Apr 2021

A new study has revealed the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) Dental Service produced more than $15 million of economic and social benefits for Queensland patients between 2013 and 2019.

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RFDS IS-BAO Stage 3

Queensland’s Flying Doctor first to achieve gold standard in aeromedical aviation safety

26 Mar 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) has reinforced its commitment to patient safety, becoming the first dedicated aeromedical provider in the Asia-Pacific region to receive the International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 accreditation.

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

Nominate an RFDS Local Hero

18 Mar 2021

Do you know a community member who in some way supported the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) last year?

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Archie Buick

Flying Doctor calls for help to assist burns patients across Queensland

03 Mar 2021

Latest figures from the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) reveal an average of 73 patients each year are flown to emergency care with burns-related injuries.

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RFDS Pilot Hayley Wood with an RFDS Aircraft

Profile: Hayley Wood, Network Support Pilot, RFDS

03 Mar 2021

As a teenager, Hayley Wood decided to accompany her dad on a trial instructional flight. Hayley says all her former career goals died that day. She was now destined to become a pilot.

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King Air B360 on the tarmac

New aircraft to bolster RFDS fleet

11 Feb 2021

The aeromedical capabilities of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) are set to be bolstered through the acquisition of four new Beechcraft King Air 360CHW turboprop aircraft.

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Susan Markwell and Maree Cummins with an RFDS aircraft

RFDS Flight Nurses celebrate 30 years

05 Feb 2021

It’s rare for any employee to achieve 30 years’ service in the one organisation, but rarer still for two employees to be celebrating the milestone on the same day.

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Dr Katrina Starmer and some members of the Chillagoe community

THE GIFT OF TIME: The profound effect a community had on their local GP

19 Jan 2021

For RFDS (Queensland Section) GP Trainee Katrina Starmer, a recent gift from the Chillagoe community, was not just beautiful – but incredibly symbolic.

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RFDS year in 2020

Flying Doctor powers through pandemic with unwavering healthcare delivery

23 Dec 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) has navigated 2020 with minimal disruption to its vital healthcare services despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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