Graduate nurses

New nurses start their careers at The Friendlies

The Friendlies have welcomed their biggest-ever cohort of new registered nurses, with 14 graduates starting this month. The 12 women and two men have begun with induction sessions led by clinical facilitator Rebecca Grimes, becoming familiar with the hospital and meeting nurse unit managers. Director of Clinical Services and Patient Safety, Sandy Blake, said it was fantastic to have a diverse and enthusiastic group join the organisation. “It’s really exciting for me to welcome these new graduates,” Sandy said. “It’sMore
New uniforms

New uniforms provide colour and functionality

Vibrant colours and functional materials are features of the new Friendlies uniforms for hospital and pharmacy staff. Uniforms at The Friendlies are reviewed every five years to refresh the design and align with corporate branding and industry best practice. Chief operating officer Andrew Smith said a staff committee had researched the new uniforms and consulted with employees over several months. Andrew thanked everyone for their input and creativity. “The committee took a good look at the requirements of various rolesMore
Friendlies Foundation Charity Ball

Bundaberg set for a night of Hollywood glamour

The glitz and glamour of Hollywood is coming to Bundaberg on 4 March when The Friendlies Foundation Ball will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex. Foundation Coordinator Julie Anderson said the Charity Ball will be a chance for people to dress in elegant gowns and dapper suits, enjoy each other’s company and revel in the elegance of Hollywood. “It’s going to be an amazing evening of glamour, fine food, premium beverages, and internationally acclaimed entertainment.” RESPECT – The Aretha FranklinMore
Friendlies Hospital Acting CEO, James Waters

Acting CEO appointed

The board wishes to advise the Friendlies community that Ms Simone Finch has resigned and finished as Chief Executive Officer due to pressing personal circumstances that required her to urgently move interstate. The board thanks Simone for her service, which included steering the organisation through a successful accreditation process and creating the framework for the next strategic plan. Chief Financial Officer James Waters (pictured) has stepped into the role of acting Chief Executive Officer pending a decision on Simone’s replacement.More
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