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Friendly Flyer at your service

NEED A LIFT? The Friendly Flyer Patient Transport Vehicle can assist you with a lift to and from your car to any Hospital Entrance or to The Friendlies Medical Suites. FACTS ABOUT THE FLYER (FAQs) – Operated by Volunteers who have completed appropriate training – Currently operating between 8.30am and 3pm Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) – Travel is only within the designated route – The flyer needs to stay within the Hospital boundaries, if you have parked outMore
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$13,500 in Travel Vouchers to be Won in 2020 Art Union

The Friendlies Foundation is excited to launch the 2020 Travel Adventure Art Union. For just $5 a ticket, you will go into the draw to win one of three travel vouchers – $10,000 major prize, $2,500 second prize or $1000 third prize. The vouchers can be used for travel bookings with Bundaberg Travel Centre to go anywhere in Australia or overseas. All money raised through the art union will go to support the Friendly Society Private Hospital. Tickets will beMore

$10,000 raised to support local healthcare services

Golfers have hit a hole in one by raising $10,000 at the fourth annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Maria Ebert said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course for a few holes, beverages and laughs. “In its fourth year, it was great to see so many returning players, as well as some joining us for the first time,”More

Grant provides new machine to improve recovery time and patient comfort

The Friendlies will be able to offer improved recovery time and comfort to patients with wounds, thanks to the purchase of a VAC Therapy System wound care machine, made possible with a grant from the St John’s Grace Fund. Due to increasing number of surgical patients at The Friendlies, The VAC Therapy System is a welcome addition to the current equipment available for this kind of wound care. It assists by providing an optimal environment for healing and the removalMore

Local ladies fundraise for machine to lessen hair loss from chemotherapy

A group of Bundaberg women have banded together to begin fundraising for a second scalp cooling machine that will make a huge difference in the treatment of people undergoing chemotherapy. Scalp cooling is a complementary therapy that may limit hair loss in patients undergoing treatment. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the foundation donated the funds to The Friendlies for the purchase of the first machine for the Day Oncology Unit, at a cost of almost $50,000.More