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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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The full reach of Flying Doctor care

14 Oct 2020

For a pregnant, first time mother moving to remote north west Queensland, the importance of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) could not have been more evident for Ebony Robertson.

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Rio Tinto staff jumping with joy after mental health training in February.

Rio Tinto staff supported by the Flying Doctor

09 Oct 2020

Mental health education is vitally important for those living and working in remote areas such as Far North Queensland.

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Inside one of RFDS (Queensland Section) Simulation Training Rooms

World-leading technology ensures safety of RFDS Cairns staff

16 Sep 2020

World-leading medical simulation technology is now being used by Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) staff in Cairns to aid training and technical skill development.

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Flying Doctor provides big boost for national economy

11 Sep 2020

A new study has revealed the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) provides more than $2.5 billion in benefits to the Australian economy each year through its life-saving aeromedical services to regional, rural and remote Australians.

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Captain James Williams in front of an RFDS Aircraft

RFDS pilot celebrates 20 years helping Queenslanders

03 Sep 2020

A flight with his high school teacher has manifested into a rewarding, 20-year career as a pilot with the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) for Captain James Williams.

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Clayton Judd in front of RFDS Aircraft

RFDS sources new decontaminant in battle against COVID- 19

28 Aug 2020

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) is ensuring patient and staff safety during the pandemic through use of a newly sourced aircraft decontaminant.

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Elizabeth Ferrier standing in front of an RFDS plane

Hard work pays off for latest Flying Doctor Flight Nurse

21 Aug 2020

Hard work, dedication and a firm belief in quality healthcare for all has driven Elizabeth Ferrier the newest flight nurse for the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) (RFDS) to get back in the air.

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Midwifery scholarship winner Megan Wood in front of an RFDS aircraft

Dream come true for Rockhampton Flight Nurse

12 Aug 2020

A school excursion to Central Queensland triggered what has now become a dream career realised for new Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) Flight Nurse Megan Wood.

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