Men at work in nursing profession

As a male nurse, being mistaken for a doctor or a physio has often been just part of the job for Friendly Society Private Hospital nurse unit manager Gerard Sorbello. Mr Sorbello said when he first began his career in nursing 14 years ago, male nurses were definitely a minority, but something he is happy to see changing over recent years. “People’s attitudes to what a nurse is are changing, as those comments don’t happen as much as they usedMore

Specialists speak on Women’s Health

The future of women’s health, advancements and the latest practices were highlighted at an information evening on Tuesday night. Hosted by the Friendly Society Private Hospital, with sponsorship from Beyer and Bundaberg Medical Imaging, more than 50 of the Bundaberg’s Region’s GPs attended the dinner and information evening to hear from obstetrician and gynaecologist Dr Julienne Wickham, gynaecologist Dr Harrie Swanepoel and general surgeon and The Friendlies Director of Medical Services Dr Grant Phillips. Friendly Society Private Hospital Director ofMore

Practice good hand hygiene to protect yourself from illness

Each year the World Health Organisation’s  SAVE LIVES: Clean Your Hands campaign aims to progress the goal of maintaining a global profile on the importance of hand hygiene in health care and to ‘bring people together’ in support of hand hygiene improvement globally. Hand hygiene is the single most important factor in stopping the spread of germs. Our hands may look clean but many germs are invisible to our eyes.  We can unknowingly transmit germs on our hands to othersMore
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