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Graphic: Inside one of RFDS (Queensland Section) Simulation Training Rooms

World-leading technology ensures safety of RFDS Cairns staff

16 Sep 2020

World-leading medical simulation technology is now being used by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) staff in Cairns to aid training and technical skill development.

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Townsville nurse retires after 13 years

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 four 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

In May, the RFDS and Rio Tinto announced 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

In May, the RFDS took delivery of some timely, and extremely precious cargo thanks to Carlton & United Breweries.

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Woolworths online shoppers to help the Flying Doctor fund preterm baby emergency kits

05 May 2020

Vulnerable babies like Daisy are being kept safe in the air with the Flying Doctor thanks to Woolworths online shoppers.

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Wave of support gives uplift to Flying Doctor

23 Apr 2020

An outpouring of support from supporters right across Queensland is keeping the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) in the air during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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