MPB Scholarship

Nursing scholarship applications now open

A former recipient of a prestigious nursing scholarship at The Friendlies is encouraging eligible students to apply. Applications for the $5000 MPB Scholarship are now open and theatre nurse Valentina Costa says it’s well worthwhile. Valentina was the 2021 recipient while studying nursing at CQU Bundaberg after completing placements at The Friendlies. “It was very beneficial to receive the scholarship,” Valentina said. “It helped to pay for a lot of my expenses like books and exams that I had toMore
Dr Peter Darcy

The Friendlies welcome orthopaedic surgeon Dr Darcy

The Friendlies Hospital has welcomed Dr Peter Darcy (pictured) as a new specialist to provide orthopaedic surgery. Dr Darcy qualified initially as a doctor from University College London and has more than 20 years’ experience in his specialist practice. He is currently the program lead and academic supervisor in orthopaedics for the Rural Clinical School of the University of Queensland. He also serves as a general director on the state committee of the Australian Orthopaedic Association and has been theMore
Pain Revolution

Pain Revolution comes to The Friendlies

The Friendlies’ senior Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten is leading a “Pain Revolution” in Bundaberg and the Wide Bay region. Mitch (pictured) is part of the Pain Revolution movement which aims to change how people understand pain, especially in rural and regional communities across Australia. As part of the program, Mitchell is completing a Professional Certificate in Pain Sciences at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Mitch is believed to be the first physio in the area to be training as aMore
New doctors

New doctors welcomed to The Friendlies

The Friendlies have welcomed a new group of post-graduate doctors on clinical placements across the hospital.  Staff development manager and senior educator Carolyn Wilson said the program operates in collaboration with the Wide Bay Hospital Health Service (WBHHS) to provide medical education and training.  “The junior doctors work under supervision of highly skilled and experienced clinical supervisors who are all specialist consultants,” Carolyn said.  “Often the junior doctor will enjoy one-on-one time with the consultant during ward rounds and benefitMore
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