Fortunately the rain clouds parted just in time yesterday as our Brisbane crew put the new KingAir B350's three stretcher configuration into practice, transporting three patients at once to Brisbane Airport. This new feature of our latest fleet addition is already improving our efficiency and bolstering our high standard of patient care, and it's all because of the generous donations we...
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"This is the essence of the RFDS, providing high quality long range care throughout remote Australia," Mount Isa Pilot, Mark said.

"The natural but harsh beauty of the red outback landscape under the cloud speckled cerulean blue sky is an amazing reminder of why those who live, work, travel in or visit the outback, so often fall in love with it."
What happened to Angie's son could happen to anyone.
Thanks to the generosity of our supporters over the past 89 years, we're able to be there.
β€œI am now a nurse in a regional aged care facility. Being a recipient of the Give Them Wings Scholarship in 2013 was an amazing experience and one I still talk about years later,” says Kloi-Jayd Martin.

Applications are now open for the 2017 'Give Them Wings' health scholarships.

Eligible students are invited to apply here: [ Link ]
This International Women's Day, we're celebrating the life of Robin Miller Dicks, an inspirational and pioneering woman who revolutionised the opportunities for women in the aero medical industry #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2017 #RFDS #RFDSwa #FlyingDoctor

Remembering the Sugar Bird Lady on International Women's Day
It takes a driven, passionate and extremely strong-willed professional to be an RFDS Flight Nurse. Someone like Fleur. Read her story here -> [ Link ] #IWD2017 #InternationalWomensDay
Today and every day we value the contribution women can and do make to our organisation. No matter whether they’re pilots, flight nurses, dentists, doctors or board members, and whatever role they have or may aspire to have, nothing is off limits for women at the RFDS.
Happy International Women's Day! Here you can meet just some of the many women who help make the Flying Doctor great. Keep an...
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When we think of salad, we think of food right? Not a Suction Assisted Laryngoscopy Airway Decontamination Device (SALAD). It's an airway training mannequin that vomits. Here's a short video of it in action. If you'd like to learn more about how SALAD could help save lives check out this [ Link ]
What do you think the most important health issues are for people living in the bush?
If you are 18 years of age or older, we would like to invite you to complete our 10 minute survey. All responses are confidential and responses will be compiled together and analysed as a group. To complete the survey click on this link.

Health priorities for people in the bush Survey
We're here at the Avalon International Airshow all weekend and so happy to chat with you. It's been great talking with you about what we do, not just our planes but also our road ambulance and dental truck. Better yet, we love hearing about your experience with the Flying Doctor, whether you have called on us for help, worked with us or seen us in the city or the bush.

Have you travelled to...
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Oris just launched the new Royal Flying Doctor Service Limited Edition, Mark II at the Australian International Airshow, along with a performance by James Morrison. A percentage of the sales helps to keep the Flying Doctor flying.

We thank Oris for this incredible support.
You don't see this everyday at your local dentist!
A vehicle overturns on an isolated station. The woman behind the wheel has chest injuries and a broken leg.

This is the situation these new recruits all had to respond to.
Find out why here [ Link ]
The Royal Flying Doctor Service is proudly flying the flag at this year's Avalon International Air Show #Avalon2017 Come and say hullo!
Are you up for an adventure?

Tackle the Larapinta Trail in Central Australia this June.

Find out more: [ Link ]
The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia has been caring for country people for almost ninety years. Together with the National Farmers' Federation (NFF), we would like to know what you think the most important health issues are for people living in the bush. We also want to know what areas of health you think money should be spent on to improve the health of people living in the...
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Health priorities for people in the bush Survey
Steve, Kyla, staff and customers at Bakers Delight have been very generous in helping us continue to be there for Outback communities. We popped in for a visit on Friday to say thanks for their support!

LIKE this post if you support local small businesses that give back in your community.

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Howard Browne was in so much pain from multiple broken bones he asked nursing staff not to move him but leave him to move himself so he could stop when the pain was too much. [ Link ]

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