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RFDS Cairns Ball

Celebrating our first RFDS Cairns Ball

14 Jun 2024

More than 250 guests from Cairns and Far North Queensland dressed in their best to celebrate the Flying Doctor and the resilience of the community following the floods.

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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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Woolworths campaign gathers $44,000 in first two days

21 Sep 2016

​Woolworths stores across Queensland and Northern New South Wales are throwing their support behind the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) raising more than $44,000 in two days.

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Annabelle undergoes tests at Rockhampton Base Hospital at only 11 days old.

When every second counts

20 Sep 2016

The Fisk family found out the hard way that no matter where you live in Australia, the Flying Doctor is here to help.

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David the unstoppable

David the unstoppable

19 Sep 2016

It will take more than a life-threatening brain aneurysm to stop David from running on.

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Flying Doctor celebrates birthday with Local Heroes

17 May 2016

Celebrating 88 years, the Flying Doctor gives thanks to the invisible army of volunteers who tirelessly support the Service.

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