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Women in engineering

20 Sep 2023

Aircraft Maintenance Engineering Apprentice Cate is on a pathway to success gaining her engineering qualifications working alongside our experienced RFDS engineers.

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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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The right place, the right time in Kowanyama

08 Dec 2016

“It is purely coincidental that our primary health care team was in Kowanyama that Friday. Normally we run daily clinics Mondays to Wednesdays, but the recent public holiday meant we rescheduled for Friday,”

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Thomas' Journey

09 Nov 2016

For Brooke and Lachlan, hearing their seven-week old baby trying and failing to suck enough air into his badly infected lungs was almost unbearable.

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Getting your loved ones home

07 Nov 2016

It was a very quick, smooth flight and it was wonderful to know I was being flown home to be closer to family and friends.

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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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