Stories

“The community support and gratitude for the Flying Doctor has been overwhelming and I’m very proud to represent such an important service.

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“As a Brit working in Australia for the first time, the Gibb River Road sits as a must-see, an iconic route in an amazing part of the country. I’m really looking forward to staying at cattle stations, visiting remote communities and meeting the people who live there.

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"When the opportunity arose to help one of our fellow agencies in the emergency services link, it was a no brainer.

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After visiting family in Perth on his days off, Flight Nurse Ben never expected to help save a life on his commercial flight home to Port Hedland.

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"Living in Broome, we hear lots of stories about how the Flying Doctor has helped out people in their darkest hour. Luckily we haven't had to use the service, but it is reassuring to know they are there for us.

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“The medical staff on board kept my heart going to keep me alive on the flight to Jandakot where I was conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital to get a pacemaker fitted.

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