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The Friendlies support group restoring sight to Cambodians

Dr David Merefield, from Wide Bay Anaesthesia Specialists, has recently returned from Cambodia, as part of the Cambodia Vision team who travel to the country annually to restore and treat sight and help return hundreds of Cambodians to work. The team consulted with more than 4200 patients, including children and performed 573 cataract, pterygium and other surgeries, provided 1342 pairs of prescription glasses, donated more than 3300 pairs of sunglasses, treating 3290 general medical conditions and 861 hearing and speechMore

ED receptionist Donna is November’s Employee Of The Month

Donna Fuernsinn is often the first face people see when they walk into The Friendlies Emergency Department – and her compassion instantly puts patients at ease. Donna was awarded the Friendlies Employee of the month in November for living the organisational values of Friendliness, Courage, Compassion, Diligence and Wisdom in all her daily tasks. While Donna has been in her current role in the emergency department for just over 12 months, she is not new to The Friendlies, having workedMore

The Friendlies spreading cheer a little further this Christmas

Thousands of dollars of gifts will be donated to Bundaberg families in need this Christmas, thanks to a partnership between local charities and a goods giving program. Thanks to the Good360 program, The Friendlies Foundation secured more than $6000 in toys and school hats which have been handed over to Angels Community Group and CentacareCQ for dispersal. After working with Good360 last year, The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Maria Ebert said The Friendlies wanted to offer this support toMore

Multi-Million Dollar Expansion Plans Preparing For Region’s Future Health

As the health care needs of the community continue to increase, the Friendly Society Private Hospital is planning for the future with work beginning on the Stage 6 Development. The $32M expansion will position The Friendlies among leading hospitals in regional Australia. CEO Alan Cooper said this new stage of development would complete The Friendlies current Master Plan for the hospital precinct. “This next stage of expansion will further support the specialists The Friendlies has been actively recruiting over theMore