Diversity of Bundaberg orthopaedic services highlighted

Advances in technology and the diversity of orthopaedic services available in Bundaberg was the focus of a medical information evening held on Tuesday night. Four leading orthopaedic surgeons, Dr Michael Delaney, Dr Jacob Van der Westhuizen, Dr Chris O’Brien and Dr Andrew McGee, joined with the Friendly Society Private Hospital to speak to local GPs and other health professionals about a variety of topics such as knee, shoulder and hip pain, management and surgery. Dr Delaney said information evenings such asMore
The Friendlies Foundation

Foundation makes first donation

The Friendlies Foundation has made its first donation to the Friendly Society Private Hospital, a $20,000 donation for the expansion of the Day Oncology Unit. Public relations officer Fiona Macaulay said it was exciting that the fundraising The Friendlies Foundation had been doing would now be given to the hospital to invest in the health and wellbeing of the community. “This donation will go towards the $700,000 expansion of our oncology unit, that will see it become the largest privateMore

How to feel full without gaining weight over winter

The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service has some great advice on how to stay healthy and avoid those extra winter kilos.   As the weather gets cooler, we tend to eat more food. Psychologically, when winter arrives and we feel a bit cold, we tend to choose foods that are warming and comforting.  So we ditch the salads and eat more hot foods that most likely contain a higher calorie level. With days that are shorter, we also tend to exercise aMore
winter fitness

Tips to keep up the exercise in winter

Keeping healthy and active all year round is important to maintain your overall health, mood and general wellbeing. Physiotherapist Matt Churchill has some tips for exercising and keeping fit during the colder months. We all know it can be difficult to get moving now the weather is getting cooler, however, it is important to keep active to maintain your fitness, health and boost your immune system. Below are some tips for exercising in winter. Warm-up and stretches: Winter brings coolerMore
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