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Woolworths customers raise life-saving funds for the Flying Doctor

16 Aug 2022

Woolworths customers have donated more than $170,000 to the Royal Flying Doctor Service at their local check-outs.

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RUOK

Are they really ok?

09 Sep 2021

Are you aware of how the people around you are really going? Asking ‘Are you OK?’, seems like a simple act, but can be one of the hardest questions to ask. This year, the theme for ‘R U OK?Day’ is ‘Are they really OK? Ask them today’.

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RFDS Gift in Wills

RFDS encourages people to consider leaving a gift in their Will

07 Sep 2021

Scott McKay is carrying on his great grandfather’s legacy by encouraging people to consider leaving a gift in their Will for the Flying Doctor.

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reunited

Nine-year-old reunited with workers who saved his life

06 Sep 2021

Joshua Bacon was set into panic mode when his fearless nine year-old son Jake, suffered a heart attack and collapsed unconscious on the soccer field last year.

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disinfecting medical aircraft

COVID-19 safety measures here to stay

02 Sep 2021

Measures put in place by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) during the COVID-19 pandemic are here to stay, after having created flow-on benefits for the business.

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Pilot Mark Stuart-Russell

Born to Fly: The journey to become a pilot

02 Sep 2021

At just four days old, Mark Stuart-Russell took his first flight. He was taken home from hospital in his father’s Cessna 170.

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Flight Nurse reunited with baby born in the sky

Flight Nurse reunited with baby born onboard aircraft

31 Aug 2021

It was a reunion four years in the making. After giving birth to a little boy in the back of an RFDS aircraft in 2017, Lucy Westcott and her family were reunited with their Flight Nurse Timna Wright.

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RFDS team at Nockatunga Station

Prioritising health in rural Queensland

31 Aug 2021

For 18 years, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) Nurse Manager Jo Mahony has been a driving force in supporting rural communities through every high and low.

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Gregory QCWA raise funds for the RFDS (Queensland Section)

Gregory QCWA help keep the Flying Doctor flying

24 Aug 2021

For everyone in the region around Gregory, the RFDS is their general practitioner, their emergency response and their mental health support. So, when we needed an upgraded clinic, the local women stepped in to help.

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