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Graphic: RFDS (Queensland Section) administers COVID-19 vaccinations

RFDS helps ensure protection of remote communities through delivery of COVID-19 vaccine

14 Oct 2021

RFDS (Queensland Section) primary health care staff have now delivered more than 7,500 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to rural and remote communities.

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Naomi Hobson with RFDS Staff

RFDS strengthens connections with Cape York communities

13 Oct 2021

The RFDS (Queensland Section) has engaged Indigenous photographer, Naomi Hobson, to capture portraits in Cape York communities serviced by our Far North Mental Health and Wellbeing Service.

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Government commit funds to RFDS Mount Isa Base

Funding secured for new Mount Isa Base

11 Oct 2021

Funding secured from the Commonwealth Government for our new Mount Isa Base means the RFDS (Queensland Section) can proactively begin planning the construction phase of the $12.9 million aeromedical base and patient transfer facility.

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RFDS gifted land for new flight training facility

RFDS gifted land for new flight simulator

30 Sep 2021

Bundaberg Regional Council has gifted the RFDS a block of land worth $405,000. The donation means the new RFDS pilot training centre will be built beside the aeromedical base next to the Bundaberg Airport.

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Flight Nurse Hayden Wilson

Flight Nurse Hayden Wilson

21 Sep 2021

Growing up on Norfolk Island, Flight Nurse Hayden Wilson saw his fair share of aeromedical retrievals, and with a nurse in the family it’s no surprise that he’s landed the job he has today.

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Fundraisers make significant to RFDS (Queensland Section)

Fundraisers donate $50,000 to RFDS

20 Sep 2021

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) has 50,000 reasons to thank the RFDS Near and Far Volunteer Auxiliary after making a generous donation to the Service.

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All in a day’s work: Keeping Michael alive

09 Sep 2021

When Dr Charles Ellis wakes up in the morning, he’s never quite sure what the day will hold. One day he got a call that was life or death.

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Well that wasn’t on the bucket list

09 Sep 2021

Tim Elleston and his wife were on the road trip of a lifetime through outback Queensland when their trip didn’t quite go to plan.

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RUOK

Are they really ok?

09 Sep 2021

Are you aware of how the people around you are really going? Asking ‘Are you OK?’, seems like a simple act, but can be one of the hardest questions to ask. This year, the theme for ‘R U OK?Day’ is ‘Are they really OK? Ask them today’.

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