Local ladies fundraise for machine to lessen hair loss from chemotherapy

A group of Bundaberg women have banded together to begin fundraising for a second scalp cooling machine that will make a huge difference in the treatment of people undergoing chemotherapy. Scalp cooling is a complementary therapy that may limit hair loss in patients undergoing treatment. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the foundation donated the funds to The Friendlies for the purchase of the first machine for the Day Oncology Unit, at a cost of almost $50,000.More

Win a car for just $5 with The Friendlies Foundation

The Friendlies Foundation is again holding a major Art Union and will be raffling off a new car. For the third year, The Friendlies Foundation has partnered with Ross Gray Mazda and Mazda Australia to raffle a Silver 2019 Mazda 2 Neo, four-door hatch, including on-road costs, valued at $20,494. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier thanks Ross Gray Mazda for their support once again. “It is great to be able to partner with a local business inMore

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