MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Royal Flying Doctor Service nurse Sarah Molloy is enjoying the challenges of the job. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Royal Flying Doctor Service nurse Sarah Molloy is enjoying the challenges of the job. Photo: Mike Knott / NewsMail Mike Knott

New flight nurse has landed

LANDING a career she always had her sights set on Sarah Molloy is the newest member of the Bundaberg Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The 31-year-old nurse moved to Bundaberg from Ipswich in August and said she was excited to take on the new role.

"I've been nursing for seven years now but this takes it to the next level," Mrs Molloy said.

"Each time we fly there could be between one and three patients per flight.

"And being in this smaller environment we have the opportunity to become more personal with the patient."

Mrs Molloy said in the short time she has been flying she had been to a number of places across Queensland and one in particular touched her heart.

"We transported a baby which was born at 27 weeks from a remote aboriginal community," she said.

"The baby had been home but after complications we had to airlift baby and mum.

"The poor mum hadn't been home much and she had four other children so you could see it would be hard for her."

Mrs Molloy said she was a little scared when she first started flying but now loved every moment.

"On orientation it was the worst turbulence the RFDS had seen in a while so I was nervous," she said.

"But it made me realise what the patients may go through when it's their first time.

"Everyday is different, we don't know what to expect there is a lot of troubleshooting and we have to think on our feet."



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