Blood Pressure

Take the pressure down and get your blood pressure checked

Bundaberg residents are being encouraged to reduce their stroke risk by participating in a free, quick and potentially life-saving health check. Friendly Society Pharmacy offers free health checks, including blood pressure and blood glucose testing. Friendly Society Pharmacy head pharmacist Jason Vizgoft said the fast and simple blood pressure checks along with a cardiovascular and diabetes risk assessments could help identify those at risk of stroke. “High blood pressure is among the most important known risk factors for stroke, causingMore

Friendlies to become largest private Day Oncology service between Townsville and Sunshine Coast

A $700,000 expansion at the Friendly Society Private Hospital will ensure that more Bundaberg region residents with a cancer diagnosis will have quality treatment available to them, without the need to travel to Brisbane. The Friendly Society Private Hospital have this week started the renovation of doctor’s rooms to a purpose-built, state-of-the-art Day Oncology unit that will more than double in size from current services. Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper said the oncology expansion had been a highMore

Hospital launches charity to secure future of vital health care services

A new charity has been launched to ensure the future of vital health care services in the Bundaberg Region. The Friendlies Foundation is the charitable fundraising arm of The Friendly Society Private Hospital and was launched at an exclusive information evening at the weekend. Fiona Macaulay has taken on the role of foundation public relations officer to raise the profile of The Friendlies Foundation and explain why the hospital’s services are vital to the Bundaberg Community. “The Board has beenMore

New artworks donated to hospital

While a hospital may not be a place you would expect to see fine art, the Friendly Society Private Hospital has a growing collection of unique artworks, made possible from kind donation from people like Austin Whitaker. Mr Whitaker donated three artworks to the hospital this week, an original painting by Charles Hazzard, an original watercolour by Brian Harris and a Sir Arthur Streton print. The artworks will be in good company, in the hospital permanent loan and personal collectionMore
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