New doctors

New doctors welcomed to The Friendlies

The Friendlies have welcomed a new group of post-graduate doctors on clinical placements across the hospital.  Staff development manager and senior educator Carolyn Wilson said the program operates in collaboration with the Wide Bay Hospital Health Service (WBHHS) to provide medical education and training.  “The junior doctors work under supervision of highly skilled and experienced clinical supervisors who are all specialist consultants,” Carolyn said.  “Often the junior doctor will enjoy one-on-one time with the consultant during ward rounds and benefitMore
Medical Suites

Consulting rooms available in Medical Suites

Health professionals looking to establish consulting rooms in Bundaberg have a perfect opportunity to take space in The Friendlies Medical Suites. The architecturally designed modern building on Crofton Street has various options available for casual, permanent, part-time or full-time occupancy. The Friendlies outpatient services manager Loretta Flanagan said reception duties can also be provided. “Visiting specialists can choose to add features such as having a permanent space, appointment bookings managed for them, video conferencing and car parking,” she said. “WeMore
New physios at The Friendlies

New physios welcomed at The Friendlies

The Friendlies have welcomed three new physiotherapists who joined the Allied Health team this week as recent graduates. Ronnie Erasmus (pictured right) is from the Bundaberg Region and completed his studies at CQU, while Liam Bolton and Ashleigh Raulinaitis came from Brisbane after studying at ACU and Griffith respectively. Allied Health team leader Sara Atkinson welcomed the trio and said it was fantastic to have three new enthusiastic staff on board. “There’s a nationwide shortage of allied health professionals, andMore
Friendlies Foundation Coordinator Julie Anderson presenting the new companions to Unit Five Nurse Unit Manager Donna Habermann.

New interactive pets and dolls to aid cognitively impaired patients

Patients at The Friendlies Hospital with cognitive impairment now have special new companions thanks to a very generous donation from The Friendlies Foundation. The interactive cat and dog along with a lifelike weighted newborn baby doll can provide comfort as well as stimulate memories for patients with cognitive impairment. Director of Clinical Services and Patient Safety, Sandy Blake, has seen first- hand the benefits that interactive pets and dolls can bring to patients. Sandy has worked with Unit Five NurseMore
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