Make Plans to Maintain Good Health over Christmas

By Alessandra Winfield, The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service dietician Studies have shown that many people gain between half a kilogram to three kilograms over the Christmas season. Many people will make New Year’s resolutions to lose the weight and some succeed. Others, however will carry that weight all year and the cycle continues into subsequent Christmas seasons. I am not going to say “watch what you eat” on Christmas day, because to me it is a special occasion and we should enjoy it.More

Play house donation to bring more fun to children in respite care

 ABOVE: Friendly Society Private Hospital’s Fiona Macaulay and Carinbundi Kid’s Raelene Dann watch Nate (front), Logan and Sylie as they enjoy the new play centre, donated to Carinbundi Kids by the Friendly Society Pharmacy.   Children using the services of Carinbundi will now have an extra playhouse after a donation from the Friendly Society Pharmacy on Barolin Street. The little house and gated play area will be used at the Carinbundi respite house. Carinbundi Kids Manager Raelene Dann said CarinbundiMore

New cardiology equipment

Delivering better patient outcomes The quality of cardiac services being offered to patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital continues to go from strength to strength with the addition of two new state-of-the-art machines. Cardiac Investigations Unit nurse manager Michelle Lohse said the new rotablator was an interventional machine which not only delivered quality outcomes for patients but helped keep some patients local, who would have otherwise had to travel to Brisbane. “The patients that benefit from this machine areMore

Raising Funds to Expand Oncology Services

The recent Cane2Coral fun, run and walk raised much needed funds for a number of local charities and services our community depend on. The Friendly Society Private Hospital is extremely proud to maintain naming rights sponsorship of this event; an event that highlights the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, that reaps enormous health benefits. As a not-for-profit organisation, owned by the community, The Friendlies have a charity arm known as the Friendlies Foundation, established to raise fundsMore
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