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Friendlies staff turning plastic to fantastic for charities

Staff at The Friendlies are making good use of bread tags and milk bottle lids – collecting them and donating them to charities turning them into wheelchairs and prosthesis for kids. Serving hundreds of patients, staff and visitors through the kitchen and café everyday, bread tags and milk bottle lids are in abundant supply and until recently had ended up in the rubbish. Catering and Café staff heard about the two initiatives and set about to collect the items –More

Friendlies Staff turning plastic to fantastic for charities

Staff at The Friendlies are making good use of bread tags and milk bottle lids – collecting them and donating them to charities turning them into wheelchairs and prosthesis for kids. Serving hundreds of patients, staff and visitors through the kitchen and café everyday, bread tags and milk bottle lids are in abundant supply and until recently had ended up in the rubbish. Catering and Café staff heard about the two initiatives and set about to collect the items –More

Free Wifi now available for patients and visitors at The Friendlies

Having access to a free wifi network is something patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital can now enjoy. Senior Manager of Business Development Stuart Bonnett said free patient wifi was something the hospital had been developing for some time. “Free wifi is by far the most common request from patients at The Friendlies,” Mr Bonnett said. “A lot of our patients are looking for things to occupy their time while they are in hospital, and mobile data can getMore
Emergency Department First Birthday Celebrations

Milestone birthday for The Friendlies Emergency Department

More than 9000 patients have sought treatment at The Friendlies Emergency Department since it opened one year ago. Celebrating its first milestone, Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper said patient numbers to the emergency department in its first year showed the community support for the service. “We knew there was a need in the community for this service, as our patients were telling us often,” Mr Cooper said. “It is good to see that reflected in our patient presentations,More

First time new car for The Friendlies Foundation Art Union winner

After purchasing just a couple of tickets into The Friendlies Foundation Art Union a few months ago, Woodgate resident Trish Hansen had put the thought of winning a Mazda 2 out of her head completely. “You always think it would be nice to win, but I just consider it a donation really. You never think it will actually happen to you,” Ms Hansen said. So when she received a call on Friday, September 13, it took a while for theMore