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Charity Golf Day a big hit

It was a sunny day on the greens for the 144 golfers who joined us at the Bundaberg Golf Course for the annual Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day.. The Friendlies Foundation co-ordinator, Maria Ebert said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 36 teams taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course for a few holes, beverages and laughs. “It was great to see so many returning players, as well as some joining us for the first time,”More
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Pressure Injury Prevention Equipment

The Friendlies have received a grant from St John’s Grace Fund to purchase Pressure Injury Prevention Equipment. Many patients admitted to The Friendlies meet the criteria for pressure injury prevention management.  An internal review resulted in the recommendation to acquire additional Pressure Injury Prevention equipment, which is needed in: Palliative Care Individuals with a spinal cord injury Elderly or frail patients Individuals receiving rehabilitation therapy The Friendlies Foundation applied for a grant through the St John’s Grace Fund for newMore
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World Heart Day

World Heart Day is held annually on the 29th of September, which highlights the importance of looking after your heart health.  Bundaberg Cardiologist, Dr Andre Conradie said fighting against heart disease is an important cause as it is the single leading cause of death in Australia. Each day, an average of 21 Australians die from a heart attack. One patient is admitted to an Australian hospital with a heart attack every nine minutes*. Part of managing Heart Disease is knowingMore
Emergency Department turns 2

2 Year Milestone for Emergency Department

More than 17,000 patients have sought treatment at The Friendlies Emergency Department since it opened two years ago on 25th September 2018. Celebrating its second milestone, Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper said patient numbers to the emergency department continue to show the community support for the service. “We have worked hard to deliver specialist emergency care during times when people need it most, all while offering minimal wait times. Currently, our average waiting time is sitting at aboutMore

Women’s Health

Did you know that there are Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health and continence? Women face a range of health issues during different periods of their life.  Pregnancy and menopause and their related conditions are 2 stages of life that can significantly affect the body. Most women assume that this is a normal part of life and that they must live with these conditions. For example, being able to run, jump on the trampoline with kids, cough and sneeze andMore