Dr Chris Obrien

Dr Chris O’Brien dedicated to making a difference in patients’ lives

When you ask Dr Chris O’Brien what drew him to a career in Orthopaedic Surgery he doesn’t take long to think of an answer. “The first reason has always been the ability to make a difference to a person’s life,” Dr O’Brien said. “I like the notion that I can take something that is broken and fix it. “The other reason is with orthopaedics, as opposed to some other specialities, there are very good outcomes for patients, with a 90%More

First solar panels go down on Bundaberg’s largest solar project

The first solar panels have been laid on the Friendly Society Private Hospital roof, with the hospital on track to switch over to solar electricity by the end of the year, saving the hospital more than $3million in electricity costs over the next 10 years. In addition, the final switch over has been made to solar hot water, creating an immediate yearly saving of $84,000. Friendly Society Private Hospital Business Development Manager Stuart Bonnett said while the solar electricity andMore

$11,000 raised for ongoing cardiac services at The Friendlies

More than $11,000 has been raised for expanding cardiology services at the Friendly Society Private Hospital at the second annual Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day. Chairman of the Board Les Hancock thanked the 95 players who came along for their support of The Friendlies Foundation. “We have had tremendous support for the golf day this year, not only from players, but also our sponsors and those who have donated prizes,” Mr Hancock said. “Not only did everyone have a greatMore

Highest air quality standard in operating theatres set by The Friendlies

The latest in operating theatre advancements has been installed at The Friendlies, with a renovation of Operating Theatre 3 being recently completed. The refurbished Theatre 3 has been fitted out with a state-of-the-art laminar flow air-conditioning system, which helps to provide a shroud of air surrounding the patient, minimising the risk of infection. It is also designed to maintain optimal comfort levels for the surgeon and to ensure all air entering the operation theatre is HEPA filtered. The lamina flowMore

Revere Sandals, Vionic footware range now at The Friendlies

The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service podiatrist is now a stockist of therapeutic footwear brands Revere Sandals and Vionic Thongs. Revere Sandals provide all-day comfort and support by enhancing foot health for those experiencing heel pain, tired aching feet, sore knees and lower back pain. Revere Sandals have been designed in collaboration with leading footwear experts to provide maximum adjustability to support many foot types. Revere Sandals provide a removable foot bed for those required to wear custom made orthotic devices. The extraMore