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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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Flight Nurse Fleur

08 Mar 2017

If you’re in the middle of a paddock with the doctor and a very sick patient you don’t have time to faff around. Every second counts.

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New simulator makes Royal Flying Doctor Service training vision a reality

28 Feb 2017

Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) pilots will now have greater access to world-class simulator training with the launch of a new aviation training centre on the Sunshine Coast.

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Smooth landings in Flying Doctor’s future

17 Feb 2017

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) has welcomed the Federal Government’s latest round of funding to upgrade crucial, remote airstrips throughout Australia.

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RFDS Drought Wellbeing Service: Cultivating wellbeing through the seasons

09 Jan 2017

In April 2015, the RFDS was tasked with delivering wellbeing support into rural communities impacted by one of the worst droughts in decades. Drought Wellbeing Service Coordinator, Allira Power explains how the service has been received and what comes next for those hit hardest.

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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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A miracle across the seas

08 Dec 2016

Leaving in the afternoon, they arrived about 5pm just as darkness was falling. Dalsy said her husband had to support her for the entire journey as waves broke over the bow of the boat. She said she was covered by a tarp in order to keep her dry throughout the hour-long journey.”

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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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When a day of celebration turns to a day of fear

08 Dec 2016

It’s not uncommon for players to play their heart out in a footy grand final. Nick Morton on the other hand, may have taken the adage a little too seriously.

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