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Patients with Scalp Cooling Machine

New therapy to limit hair loss from chemotherapy now available at The Friendlies

A complementary therapy that limits hair loss in patients receiving chemotherapy has been made available in Bundaberg for the first time, thanks to The Friendlies Foundation purchase of a $50,000 machine. Patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital have already begun using the Scalp Cooling Machine, which works to reduce the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. This reduces the blood flow to hair follicles which can prevent or minimise hair loss. Nurse Unit ManagerMore
Community Angels

$6000 of toys to go to Bundaberg Families in Christmas Hampers

A special Christmas Partnership between two local charities and a goods giving program will enable $6000 worth of new toys to be delivered to Bundaberg families in need this Christmas. This year, The Friendlies has joined with Angels Community Group, after being impressed by the work the charity is already doing in the community. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the hospital had donated some kitchen goods to the group earlier in the year and were happyMore

Changes to Car Parking brings Drop Off Zones to The Friendlies

Changes to car parking at Friendly Society Private Hospital continue to be made to ensure patients have the best access to hospital facilities. New drop-off zones have been added to the laneway beside The Friendlies, between Woondooma and Crofton streets. One patient drop-off and pick-up zone has been created at the Woondooma Street entrance, designed for emergency patients. A further two patient drop-off zones have been created further down at the Crofton Street entrance. All pick up and drop offMore

Golfers raise $9000 to support local healthcare services

Players have dug deep on the golf course in support of the third annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day, raising $9000 to support the continued expansion of local healthcare services at The Friendlies Hospital. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course. “We have had fantastic support for our golf day which is in its third year,”More
Emergency Nurse Unit Manager

Emma Shears takes on Nurse Unit Manager role in new Friendlies Emergency Department

With Post-Graduate degrees in both Coronary Care and Emergency Nursing, Emma Shears was the right person to accept the Nurse Unit Manager position at the new Friendlies Emergency Department. Opening on Tuesday, September 25, Emma has been instrumental in setting up the new Unit from the ground up, enabling The Friendlies to create a department that is focused around patient experience and professional outcomes. “It is rewarding being involved in setting up the new unit,” Emma said. “I’ve been involvedMore