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
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
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