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Golfers raise $9000 to support local healthcare services

Players have dug deep on the golf course in support of the third annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day, raising $9000 to support the continued expansion of local healthcare services at The Friendlies Hospital. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course. “We have had fantastic support for our golf day which is in its third year,”More
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Emma Shears takes on Nurse Unit Manager role in new Friendlies Emergency Department

With Post-Graduate degrees in both Coronary Care and Emergency Nursing, Emma Shears was the right person to accept the Nurse Unit Manager position at the new Friendlies Emergency Department. Opening on Tuesday, September 25, Emma has been instrumental in setting up the new Unit from the ground up, enabling The Friendlies to create a department that is focused around patient experience and professional outcomes. “It is rewarding being involved in setting up the new unit,” Emma said. “I’ve been involvedMore
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Emergency Department receives $50,000 from The Friendlies Foundation

The Friendlies Foundation has made a $50,000 donation to the new Emergency Department at the Friendly Society Private Hospital. The significant donation will be used to purchase two pieces of equipment; A PIIC iX Patient central monitoring system, and a Phillips Respironics V60 Ventilator, that will substantially enhance patient outcomes. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said the new Emergency Department would benefit many people in the community and the foundation was happy to contribute to opening theMore
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Everything you need to know about The Friendlies Emergency Department

The Friendlies Emergency Department will open its doors at 8am on Tuesday, September 25 and will be open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm. Here is a list of frequently asked questions about what to expect from The Friendlies Emergency Department. Do I need Private Health Insurance to come to The Friendlies Emergency Department? No, you do not need private health insurance to come to The Friendlies Emergency Department. If I am feeling unwell and would like toMore
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Emergency Department nearing opening

Bundaberg’s second Emergency Department is on track to open next month at the Friendly Society Private Hospital. The Friendlies Emergency Department will be one of just a handful of non-public EDs in the state. Friendly Society Private Hospital Senior Manager of Business Development Stuart Bonnett said everything was on track for the Emergency Department opening next month. “The Emergency Department will be opening on Tuesday, September 25 and will be open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm,” MrMore