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Brisbane and Rockhampton Bases celebrate 25 years

03 Jul 2020

The Brisbane and Rockhampton Bases of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) both celebrate 25 years in operation today (3 July, 2020).

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Simulation technology gives Flying Doctor clear skies to tackle virus

25 Jun 2020

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) medical staff are using the latest high-tech medical simulation technology to aid in the fight against COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

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Bundaberg Flight Nurse completes outback rotation

24 Jun 2020

The challenges presented in delivering remote healthcare during COVID-19 have resulted in a rewarding opportunity for one Bundaberg-based flight nurse.

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Townsville nurse takes final flight

09 Jun 2020

Mr Cole, who last week retired from his role as Flight Nurse and Midwife with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS), believes there is no more satisfying way to earn a living than by helping others.

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Bundaberg Aeromedical Base off to a flying start

08 Jun 2020

It has been three months since the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) opened the hangar doors to its new Bundaberg Aeromedical Base, and while the skies have been quieter than usual during that time, it’s been all systems go for the lifesaving work of the local RFDS crew.

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Flying Doctor and Kowanyama community “In this Together”

28 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) and the Far North Queensland remote Indigenous community of Kowanyama have truly embraced this year’s Reconciliation Week theme “in this together”.

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Hayley's snake bite scare

26 May 2020

​​​​Eight-year-old Hayley was crying and in pain. She screamed, “A snake’s bitten me”. Her mum Catherine tried to keep calm, but she couldn’t help thinking, “What if Hayley dies? What if this is part of our story now that we had a daughter who died at eight years old from a snake bite?"

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RFDS and Rio Tinto partner to improve remote and rural Queensland health services

06 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) and Rio Tinto have formed a new partnership to improve emergency and remotely delivered health care services across regional Queensland.

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Hand sanitiser ready for takeoff

05 May 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has taken delivery of some timely, and extremely precious cargo thanks to Carlton & United Breweries.

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