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Physiotherapy for men’s health and continence

Some of the most important aspects of our health are the ones we speak about the least. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with more than 18,000 cases diagnosed in Australia every year. Incontinence is a common problem following prostate surgery but many men don’t realise that Physiotherapists may be able to help. We caught up with Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health to talk about men’s health Physiotherapy, the role of theMore
Hospital bag checklist

Hospital bag checklist for surgery and day surgery

Preparing for a hospital visit can be daunting, especially if you have never been before. But the team here at The Friendlies is here to help make you feel welcome, comfortable and confident you’re receiving the very best care. No matter what procedure you are having, taking the time to be prepared and have the right items in your hospital bag will help you have a more relaxed stay. Below, you will find some general checklists on what to takeMore

NDIS changes mid cost AT limit to $15,000 – no quote needed

It’s now easier to purchase mid-cost assistive technology (AT) with your NDIS funds. The NDIS has changed the upper limit for mid-cost AT from $5,000 to $15,000. That means you no longer have to obtain a quote for items up to $15,000. The NDIS will approve those purchases automatically. It’s important to note that you still need to meet all the requirements for using your NDIS funds and obtain written advice from an AT advisor before purchase. What is assistiveMore
new CEO Simone Finch

Appointment of new CEO

The Friendly Society Private Hospital Board Chairman, Les Hancock, has announced the appointment of Simone Finch to replace Alan Cooper in his role as CEO. Alan had submitted his resignation into retirement in July last year which initiated the search for his replacement. Les stated that “after extensive recruitment, he is pleased to welcome Simone into the role. Simone brings a significant level of experience as an executive across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, specialising in strategic development, mediation,More

Another milestone for ED

More than 26,000 patients have sought treatment at The Friendlies Emergency Department since it opened three years ago on 25th September 2018. Celebrating its third milestone, Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper said patient numbers to the emergency department continue to show the community support for the service. “We have worked hard to deliver specialist emergency care during times when people need it most, all while offering minimal wait times. Currently, our average waiting time is sitting at aboutMore
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