About us

Our Promise is to provide the friendliest, highest-quality healthcare in Australia

The Friendly Society Private Hospital, affectionately known as The Friendlies, has a proud, 75-year tradition of providing quality health care to the Bundaberg and Wide Bay Community.

We are friendly care that is close to home.  With 142 beds, The Friendlies offers a range of services from surgical to medical, cardiac to oncology to allied health and pharmacy.

The Friendlies provides

  • Five surgical and medical inpatient units
  • The largest private Day Oncology Unit between Sunshine Coast and Townsville
  • Cardiac Investigations Unit, with a Cardiac Cath Lab
  • Critical Care Unit
  • Five state-of-the-art theatres, used by more than 40 specialists
  • Medical Consulting Suites

Over the past seven years, The Friendlies has invested millions in refurbishment and facility upgrades, ensuring we continue to stay at the forefront of healthcare delivery in our region.

We at the Friendlies, support our patients in understanding their health, by making health information available in a format and or communication that they understand. We consider partnership and communication with our patients an essential part of the services that we offer.

The Friendlies is committed to being an inclusive and supportive organisation, with our patients being supported by their consumer rights.

If you as a patient or consumer, require assistance in understanding health information provided by the Friendlies in a format that is suitable to yourself and or you require an interpreter, please contact us in person, via telephone and or email.

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