Dedicated Endoscopy Unit planned

A dedicated Endoscopy Unit, for procedures such as endoscopy and colonoscopy, is currently being built at the Friendly Society Private Hospital, in the space made vacant when the Day Oncology Unit was expanded and relocated in August, 2016. CEO Alan Cooper said the development of a dedicated Endoscopy Unit will relieve the burden on the five current hospital theatres. “We have welcomed more surgeons in 2016, with more expected to start this year. While this brings many great services toMore

The personal connections make volunteering worthwhile

For volunteer Marie Bennet, lending a helping hand is more than just a way to give back – it is about a personal connection. Marie has been a volunteer at The Friendlies for 8 months. “In the past my family was treated here and I found all staff were friendly and very supportive,” Marie said. “That is why I decided to join up to be a volunteer so I can offer the same caring support to patients while they areMore

New Ultrasound Machine

Touch-screen portable ultrasound machine arrives at The Friendlies A State-of-the-art ultrasound machine, with the most advance image quality and touch screen display has arrived at The Friendlies. The Mindray TE7 is designed for use in anaesthetics, theatre, ICU and emergency departments due to its lightweight and portable nature. Add that to the touchscreen and ability to enable scan pre-sets, and the new $60,000 machine will be an asset for making rapid patient-care decisions. CEO Alan Cooper said initially it wasMore
Cath Lab

New Cath Lab

Bundaberg heart attack patients receive the same standard of care as city counterparts If you were to suffer a heart attack, the consequences of delayed treatment can be catastrophic to your lifestyle and sometimes even fatal. Ensuring all people have access to immediate treatment has always been a high priority for the Friendly Society Private Hospital and Bundaberg Cardiology, who worked together to bring the first regional cardiac cath lab to Bundaberg. The Cath Lab first opened in November 2012More
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