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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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RFDS Pilot Hayley Wood with an RFDS Aircraft

Profile: Hayley Wood, Network Support Pilot, RFDS

03 Mar 2021

As a teenager, Hayley Wood accompanied her dad on a trial instruction flight. Hayley says on that day all her former career aspirations perished and she knew she was destined to become a pilot.

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King Air B360 on the tarmac

New aircraft to bolster RFDS fleet

11 Feb 2021

The aeromedical capabilities of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) are set to be bolstered through the acquisition of four new Beechcraft King Air 360CHW turboprop aircraft.

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Susan Markwell and Maree Cummins with an RFDS aircraft

RFDS Flight Nurses celebrate 30 years

05 Feb 2021

It’s rare for any employee to achieve 30 years’ service in one organisation, but rarer still for two employees to be celebrating the milestone on the same day.

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Dr Katrina Starmer and some members of the Chillagoe community

THE GIFT OF TIME: The profound effect a community had on their local GP

19 Jan 2021

For RFDS (Queensland Section) GP Trainee Katrina Starmer, a recent gift from the Chillagoe community, was not just beautiful – but incredibly symbolic.

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RFDS year in 2020

Flying Doctor powers through pandemic with unwavering healthcare delivery

23 Dec 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) has navigated 2020 with minimal disruption to its vital healthcare services despite the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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2020 RFDS Queensland Hero Bede Little

2020 RFDS Queensland Hero announced

15 Dec 2020

The 2020 RFDS Queensland Hero is Bede Little, a first responder who has also fundraised for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS).

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RFDS (Queensland Section) aircraft landing on dirt runway

Flying Doctor invests in regional airports

09 Dec 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is investing $325,000 to enhance the capability of 36 regional aerodromes state-wide.

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RFDS Townsville Engineering

RFDS insources engineering operations

01 Dec 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) now has greater visibility and accountability of its engineering and maintenance activity with the transition of all engineering operations in-house.

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