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Excellence at The Friendlies recognised at 6th Annual Awards Evening

The Friendlies was proud to recognise the hard work of people within the organisation at the sixth annual Friendlies Awards Evening, on Friday, March 8. More than 250 people attended the annual event that acknowledged the excellent work of many across the organisation from the hospital, pharmacy and physiotherapy and allied health. The Friendlies awards night recognised the years of service staff have worked from 10, 15, 20, 25 and even 30 years. In addition, there were 29 individual andMore

Latest 3T MRI Technology comes to Friendly Society Private Hospital

The Bundaberg community has access to a new, state-of-the-art Medicare-rebateable 3T MRI scanner thanks to I-MED Radiology located in the Friendly Society Private Hospital. The scanner is the latest 3T Magnetic Resonance Imaging scanner from Siemens Healthineers and offers revolutionary technology that automatically adapts to the individual anatomical and physiological differences of patients to enable customised, high quality imaging without the use of ionising radiation. It is the first of its kind to be installed in a regional radiology facilityMore

Friendly Society Pharmacy is Meeting Community Health Needs

As a community pharmacy, The Friendlies do more than just dispense medication. Our pharmacists, led by Chief Pharmacist Jason Vizgoft, can offer a range of professional services. Jason joined The Friendlies team last year after relocating to Bundaberg in 2011. Jason has a special interest in community pharmacy and has worked at a number of pharmacies across Bundaberg including Blooms, Priceline and Carlyle Gardens. Our team work alongside GPs and other health professionals to make sure our customers have theMore

The Friendlies Welcomes Senior OT Jared Clifford

Jared Clifford has joined Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health as a senior occupational therapist. Jared has extensive experience working as an Occupational therapist including: Management of an occupational therapy department within the aged care sector including provision of therapies and manual handling education. Senior position with the NHS based in London for two years in a community rapid response supported discharge role. Management of an occupational rehabilitation team focusing on the rehabilitation of injured mine workers including the creation ofMore