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A warm farewell to Dr Don Bowley OAM

20 Jan 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) thanks Dr Don Bowley OAM for his dedicated contribution as a Doctor at the Mount Isa Base for more than 26 years.

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A life-saving phone call

A life-saving phone call

03 Jan 2023

Jess and Tim Alford knew their eldest son Nick, was not well but had no reason to be overly concerned. Being hours away from a health clinic or hospital, Jess made a routine phone call to the Flying Doctor just to be safe. It was that phone call that saved four-year-old Nick’s life.

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Dream career takes flight

Dream career takes flight

01 Jan 2023

From his earliest experience learning to fly, Elliott Johnston had only one dream – to work for the Flying Doctor. Determination and commitment – and an enduring passion to help people – has led to a dream come true for Senior Base Pilot, Elliott.

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Pilot trades the 'big smoke’ of Queensland’s beef capital for the charm of Charleville

Pilot trades the 'big smoke’ of Queensland’s beef capital for the charm of Charleville

29 Dec 2022

When Terry Latchman first joined the Flying Doctor as a pilot he had every intention of pursuing an outback lifestyle for his family. The journey to his dream wasn’t as straight as the crow flies but now, having made the move, Terry wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Emergency nurse takes role of helping people to new heights

Emergency nurse takes role of helping people to new heights

26 Dec 2022

Grace Holloway was working as an Emergency Department nurse in Brisbane when the opportunity of a lifetime came up to join the Flying Doctor. A midwifery scholarship from the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) encouraged Grace to follow her dream to become a Flight Nurse.

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starlink satellite

RFDS trialling leading satellite system in outback Queensland

22 Dec 2022

The first of three new permanent Starlink connections has been installed at the Urandangi Health Clinic, aiming to boost connectivity and efficiency for the remote workforce.

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Dr Don Bowley’s commitment to remote communities of Western Queensland

Dr Don Bowley OAM’s commitment to remote communities of Western Queensland

20 Dec 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) acknowledges the wonderful contribution of Dr Don Bowley OAM, who is leaving the service after working as a doctor at the Mount Isa Base for more than 26 years.

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Falling in love with the outback and the people who call it home

Falling in love with the outback and the people who call it home

20 Dec 2022

Nurse Neridah King swapped the grape-lined Barossa for Mount Isa with one goal in mind – to improve health outcomes for people living in outback Queensland.

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More Queenslanders receive healthcare as the Flying Doctor continues to spread its wings

More Queenslanders receive healthcare as the Flying Doctor continues to spread its wings

19 Dec 2022

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) provided more than 240 occasions of care across the state each day.

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