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
Emergency Department Cheque presentation

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

Chairman and family help raise $700,000 for outback mental health support

Finding out the suicide rate for men in the outback is up to three-times higher than their coast counterparts prompted Friendly Society Private Hospital board chairman Les Hancock to establish an event that has raised $700,000 in just five events. Mr Hancock, along with wife Shelley and son Damian founded RideWest in 2010, a charity cycling event to raise money for the Royal Flying Doctor Service, for its primary health care role in the area of mental health in theMore
The Friendlies Foundation

Foundation makes first donation

The Friendlies Foundation has made its first donation to the Friendly Society Private Hospital, a $20,000 donation for the expansion of the Day Oncology Unit. Public relations officer Fiona Macaulay said it was exciting that the fundraising The Friendlies Foundation had been doing would now be given to the hospital to invest in the health and wellbeing of the community. “This donation will go towards the $700,000 expansion of our oncology unit, that will see it become the largest privateMore