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Graphic: Dr Don Bowley OAM

A warm farewell to Dr Don Bowley OAM

20 Jan 2023

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section) thanks Dr Don Bowley OAM for his dedicated contribution as a Doctor at the Mount Isa Base for more than 26 years.

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RFDS Local Hero Awards

2021 RFDS Local Hero Awards recipients announced

07 Feb 2022

Nine extraordinary Oueenslanders have been announced as the RFDS Local Hero Award winners-each representing RFDS base locations. Watch their stories and vote for your favourite RFDS Local Hero.

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RFDS rollout COVID vaccinations for children

COVID-19 vaccinations take flight for kids in Western Queensland

07 Feb 2022

RFDS (Queensland Section) has commenced the rollout of paediatric COVID-19 vaccinations in Western Queensland for children aged 5 to 11.

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State Virtual Health Care Lead Shaun Francis

Becoming a Flying Doctor

31 Jan 2022

For Dr Shaun Francis there was no defining moment that inspired his career. Instead, it was a culmination of things — his rural upbringing, interest in human biology, and desire to work as part of a high performing team, in a high-pressure environment — that led him to where he is today.

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RFDS Dental Service

Bringing a smile to rural and remote Queensland

20 Jan 2022

Senior Dental Assistant Kaylah Sinclair says she understands that for many, going to the dentist is a dreaded experience. That’s why she takes great pride in ensuring RFDS patients feel comfortable throughout their treatment and leave with a smile.

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B360 arrival rfds Brisbane

RFDS to fly faster and further with Australia’s first B360 aircraft

30 Dec 2021

A new $16 million aircraft, the first of its kind to touchdown on Australian shores, has been acquired by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).

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Jacinta Jones flight nurse RFDS

Aircraft innovation to benefit flight nurses

24 Dec 2021

The aircraft will pave the way for aeromedical care in Australia and provide RFDS flight nurses the capacity to fly further and faster to patients.

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Beechcraft King Air 360

Pilots ready for take off in new B360

23 Dec 2021

The Beechcraft King Air 360 set to revolutionise aeromedical care in Queensland. The aircraft will reduce pilot workload and make flying in outback Queensland a whole lot easier.

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RFDS helps Hannah

Mount Isa family reunited with RFDS crew

09 Dec 2021

This week, the RFDS (Queensland Section) welcomed 10-year-old Hannah Lovett and her family back to the Mount Isa Base after Hannah was flown by the Flying Doctor almost three years ago.

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