The Friendlies Information Services Team are fundraising for Movember, the leading charity changing the face of men’s health. This month they will be embarking on a mo-growing, walking or running adventure to raise awareness and funds for Men’s Health. Movember is tackling the biggest health issues faced by men – prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention. In fact, since 2003, Movember has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects. Back our team with a donation andMore
Urology clinic

Nurse-led urology clinic established

A nurse-led urology clinic is now operating at The Friendlies Medical Suites to provide an improved service for patients. Sandra Ilett and Carla Kerr (pictured) from Community Nurse Service are available weekly on Wednesdays to see patients with bowel and bladder issues. The Friendlies Director of Clinical Services and Patient Safety, Sandy Blake, said it’s a “wraparound service” under the supervision of doctors. “It’s run by highly qualified, specialised nurses who can also provide education, support and help,” Sandy said.More
Interventional Cardiologist Dr Daljeet Gill

Experienced cardiologist joins The Friendlies team

Interventional Cardiologist Dr Daljeet Gill has joined the professional team at The Friendlies Hospital Cardiac Investigations Unit. The unit is a specialised procedure environment where cardiologists perform minimally invasive tests and procedures to diagnose and treat cardiovascular disease. There’s an agreement with Queensland Health to treat public patients at the facility, which is the only one of its kind in the Wide Bay region. After having worked for Advara HeartCare as a locum on several occasions, Dr Gill is nowMore
Mitch Shorten bike ride

Epic bike ride promotes Pain Revolution

The Friendlies’ senior Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten is embarking on a “pain revolution” to share the latest in pain science, pain education and best practice care for people in pain. Mitch is joining more than a dozen other health professionals to cycle 750km from Townsville to Port Douglas as part of a Rural Outreach Tour. The health promotion initiative is aimed at raising awareness about effective pain management and raising funds to support Pain Revolution’s innovative and high-impact programs. Pain RevolutionMore
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