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The innovation that shaped today

17 May 2024

Celebrating 96 years of service, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) continues to provide vital healthcare services to those living in regional, rural and remote Queensland.

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Four years of oral health partnership

23 Mar 2017

​The QCoal Community Dental Service, operated by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), is celebrating its fourth anniversary.

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A long ride west

20 Mar 2017

I wanted to raise some funds but also, and probably more importantly, I wanted to raise awareness of the issue.

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A shock to the system

10 Mar 2017

​There he lay, white and lifeless, a nurse already performing CPR. And there was Michelle Low Mow, fuelled on little more than adrenaline, a defibrillator in one hand and an oxygen tank in the other.

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Help the Flying Doctor find their hidden heroes

08 Mar 2017

​The RFDS Local Hero Awards has launched and Queensland residents are encouraged to nominate those outstanding members of their community who tirelessly and selflessly support the work of the Flying Doctor in their region.

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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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