Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft on the Jundah airstrip where people have been known to shoo kangaroos from the runway when planes need to land.
Photo Rae Wilson / Newsdesk
Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft on the Jundah airstrip where people have been known to shoo kangaroos from the runway when planes need to land. Photo Rae Wilson / Newsdesk

NiE Royal Flying Doctors

FOR people who live, work and travel in rural and remote Australia, gaining access to health and medical care, such as doctors, nurses, dentists or emergency services, is made easier by the dedicated team of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS).

The organisation was established in 1928 by Reverend Dr John Flynn, (his picture is on the $20 note), to bring important health services to remote and regional Australian communities.

In its 88 year history the RFDS has become a comprehensive aeromedical organisation, servicing people over an area of 7.3 million square kilometres.

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