Royal Flying Doctor Service – Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame, Julia Leeds and Nino Di Marco talk about the history of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).
Reverend John Flynn, a Presbyterian Minister and Superintendent of the Australian Inland Mission, is a revered figure in Australian history for his painstaking work in establishing the Royal Flying Doctor Service and supporting communities in rural Australia. He was motivated to address the isolation of remote workers and families, which he described as the awesome silence of the outback.
The RFDS history is characterised by resilient and courageous pilots and medical staff who frequently operate in hazardous or trying situations at any time of the day or night. While the organisation now delivers 270,000 patient outcomes annually, it continues to maintain the ethos, values and ethics of its formative years, achieving Flynn’s vision of providing a mantle of safety to the outback.
This digital story was created in recognition of 2011 Queensland Business Leaders Hall of Fame inductee, Royal Flying Doctor Service (Queensland Section).,