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Drama in the outback

04 Jul 2019

The flight nurses of Queensland’s Royal Flying Doctor Service have incredible stories to share. Like Brisbane’s Jacinta Jones, who knows what tough is.

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RFDS Field Days: A day to remember

03 Jan 2017

Operating since 2001, the RFDS Field day program was set up with the goal of promoting the benefits of health and wellbeing to people living in remote areas of far north Queensland. Judith Taylor, Health Promotion Officer - RFDS Field Days, explains why these days are crucial to our service.

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Happy 20th birthday to our Townsville Base

08 Dec 2016

From 794 patients transported in its first year, to almost 2,000 today - the Townsville RFDS Base sure has grown up in 20 years.

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Ergon customers donate $11m to keep Flying Doctor Flying

25 Oct 2016

Ergon Energy Retail's fundraising efforts for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has helped raise more than $11million since the partnership began in 2000.

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RFDS among first to respond to devastating incident in Kowanyama

07 Oct 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) were among the first to respond this afternoon after numerous people were injured in the Cape York community of Kowanyama, after a vehicle crashed through a house where a large group of people were gathered.

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RFDS and RACQ LifeFlight collaborate to serve north west Queensland

06 Oct 2016

Residents and visitors in north west Queensland will receive even better lifesaving aeromedical services through a closer collaboration between two iconic services – the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) and RACQ LifeFlight rescue helicopter service.

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Blackwater to Brisbane with a delicate delivery

29 Sep 2016

When Shannon Smithwick's waters broke suddenly, she needed the help of the Royal Flying Doctor Service to transport her from Blackwater to Brisbane. At only 31 weeks pregnant with twin girls, Shannon required expert care to ensure she could safely give birth to her two daughters.

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The road to recovery

26 Sep 2016

​It was meant to be a weekend of fun and relaxation, but when their ute rolled on a lonely stretch of road late at night, Mount Isa residents Nick Tompsett and his 24-year-old-son Jarad Cole found that things don't always go according to plan.

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RFDS Queensland Section gains national clinical accreditation

22 Sep 2016

​The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has flown through its clinical accreditation, achieving its goal in only two and a half years.

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