Friendlies Board Chair Barry Dangerfield

Board update, May 2023

Dr Jean Evans The Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Jean Evans as a consultant to the board and she has now commenced in the role. Jean brings to the hospital more than 30 years’ experience in Australian health care. She’s widely acknowledged as a leader in transforming health services delivery through the application of proven ICT. Jean has been an accredited national and international assessor and coordinator for the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards (ACHS) forMore
Dr Elize Bolton

Dr Elizabeth Bolton celebrates women

Experienced obstetrician Dr Elizabeth Bolton (Elize, pictured) is now seeing patients at the Celebrate Women rooms in The Friendlies Medical Suites. Dr Bolton has made a significant impact on the Queensland medical community over the past 15 years. Originally from South Africa, she came to Bundaberg almost two decades ago and quickly established herself as a dedicated and compassionate doctor for women’s health. After a few years at Bundaberg Hospital, Dr Bolton was recruited to a senior position at MaterMore
National Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week

It’s National Volunteers Week (15-21 May) and The Friendlies community sends a special shout-out to all the dedicated individuals who give their time to help others. The theme this year is “Better Together” which ties in with The Friendlies’ commitment to friendliness because it’s foundational to our name and culture. There are currently 26 volunteers helping throughout the hospital and interested newcomers are welcome to apply. The volunteers are coordinated through The Friendlies Foundation, which provides an opportunity for peopleMore
International Nurses Day 2023

International Nurses Day 2023

International Nurses Day will be celebrated at The Friendlies Private Hospital on Friday, 12 May 2023. The day occurs on the birthday of pioneering nurse Florence Nightingale and this year’s theme is “Our Nurses, Our Future”. The Friendlies’ Director of Clinical Services and Patient Safety, Sandy Blake, said she’s “very proud of the high standard of care our nurses provide” and thanked them for their contributions. “This year’s theme recognises the global health challenges that arose during the COVID pandemicMore
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