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Think FAST to learn signs of stroke

The Friendlies is joining the Stroke Foundation in urging people to think FAST and learn the signs of stroke. The Bundaberg Stroke Support Group have a display in the Friendly Society Private Hospital foyer as part of National Stroke Week in an effort to spread awareness of the FAST message and knowing the signs of stroke. Stroke Week is educating the community that speed saves when it comes to stroke. This Stroke Week, the Stroke Foundation is sending a vital message to the community toMore

Eight causes of children’s leg and foot pain

With the school year now well underway, you may notice your child complaining of foot and/or leg pain with them now having to wear shoes all day. Your child should see a podiatrist if you notice any of the following; Heel pain Leg pain at night or during the day Tiptoe walking Toenail pain Uneven shoe wear pattern Blistering on the feet after playing sport Skin lesions i.e warts Flat feet or high arched feet A podiatrist will be able toMore
Falls and Balance Class

Falls Prevention and Exercise class going strong

Our aim is creating steady seniors with our weekly ‘Falls Prevention and Exercise Program’.  The classes are aimed at assisting people to stay steady on their feet have been well received by patients. The Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health ‘Falls Prevention & Exercise Program’ is currently running four classes a week. Head Physiotherapist Matt Churchill said it was great to see so many people get behind the program. “So many health professionals and patients had spoken to us about aMore

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