Antibiotic Awareness Week about preserving effectiveness

Antibiotics don’t treat colds and flu – that is the main message from a global campaign during Antibiotic Awareness Week from November 16 to 22.  Friendly Society Pharmacy head pharmacist Andrew Monk said antibiotic resistance was a growing problem that everyone needed to be aware of.  “Antibiotic resistance happens when inappropriate use of antibiotics makes them ineffective against some bacteria. It means that some infections may be impossible to treat,” Mr Monk said. “The aim of Antibiotic Awareness Week isMore

Friendlies staff all want to be Macho Moustache Men

It is the month that pits man against man, and where competition is fueled by testosterone – it is Movember. After a successful fundraising campaign last year, the Friendly Macho Moustache Men have banded together again, hoping to raise awareness and some much needed funds for men’s health. About 17 staff from the Friendlies have signed up to take the challenge, however after a large number of complaints from partners and a few startled patients last year, most staff haveMore

$8million medical suites completed

  The new $8million Friendlies Medical Suites, which will provide a vital investment into health services in the Bundaberg region, has been completed. The suites will attract and help retain specialist doctors in the region, with up to 30 medical suites and 89 ground-level car parking spaces. The Friendly Society Private Hospital will celebrate the completion with the building’s contractors and tradies over a few drinks at an event today. Despite a set back a few months ago, with justMore

Celebrating Melbourne Cup Day, Friendlies style

Friendlies staff didn’t let a work day cramp their style as they put on their best or most outrageous hats and ties to celebrate the race that stops the nation – The Melbourne Cup. The event coincided with the monthly staff barbecue, with sweeps and raffles being sold through the lunch event. The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal was the beneficiary of the raffles, which raised more that $170. Prizes were on offer for best tie and best headwear, being won byMore