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RFDS granted NSQHS accreditation

23 May 2019

RFDS Queensland Section’s pursuit of the best and most responsive patient care possible was recently cemented with two new accreditations.

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Dental care for rural and remote communities

23 May 2019

It may come as a surprise that the Flying Doctor is one of the largest providers of oral and dental health services in the country, reaching those areas other healthcare providers can’t access.

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Creating pathways to rural and remote medicine

23 May 2019

Funded by the Department of Health, The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) in partnership with Cairns Hospital have facilitated medical intern placements for Post Graduate Year 1 junior doctors.

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Expanding after-hours telehealth

23 May 2019

It has been 10 months since we expanded our telehealth services from our Cairns Base to cover weekend hours. In this short period of time, the addition of this service has demonstrated significant improvements in access to remote Primary Health Care.

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Strengthening our partnerships

23 May 2019

Recently RFDS have had the privilege of signing two Memorandum of Understandings with the South West Hospital and Health Service and Southern Queensland Rural Health.

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RFDS Local Hero Award Recipients 2019

22 May 2019

Now in its fourth year, the RFDS Local Hero Awards give the RFDS (Queensland Section) an opportunity to acknowledge and thank those incredible good Samaritans, volunteers and fundraisers who go out of their way to ensure the Flying Doctor will be around for another 91 years.

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Woolworths shoppers support the RFDS to save lives across Queensland

01 May 2019

This month, Woolworths are proudly supporting the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) across their 248 stores in Queensland and Northern NSW, by encouraging shoppers to buy a $1 donation token with their shop.

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RFDS (Queensland Section) and MinterEllison combine skills to shine light on mental health services

30 Apr 2019

The RFDS (Queensland Section) & MinterEllison plan to combine their skills to carry out research which will enable a better understanding of the urgent need for mental health services in remote regions of Australia and to help secure long term funding and further support.

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Drones to overcome distance for the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Queensland

16 Apr 2019

This Tuesday 16th of April, Queensland’s leaders in UAV & drone technology will meet to help the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) overcome one of the organisations biggest challenges - the tyranny of distance.

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