Help Support The Royal Flying Doctor Service

Every year for the past 85 years the RFDS takes the finest care to Australia’s furthest corners so that anyone who lives, works or travels in remote and rural Australia can enjoy the best of health. As a not for profit organisation the RFDS relies entirely on fundraising and public contributions, one of these fundraising efforts is the RFDS Outback Air Race. Since it began in 1996 the race has raised over 1.5 million dollars, all of which has beenMore

Technology Helping Our Patients

The Friendly Society Private Hospital is leading the way in Anaesthesia Technology with the recent installation of The Perseus A500 Anaesthetic machine. It features a State-of-the-Art ventilator, is easy to prepare and maintain for both Anaesthetists and theatre staff. This investment in technology and equipment brings advantages to not only Anaesthetists but most certainly to our patients, some of the advantages include: High quality care due to ventilator accuracy in the delivery of anaesthetic agents and oxygen The ability toMore

Ability to Save Lives Significantly Boosted

In a first for Central Queensland, patients over the past three weeks have been receiving lifesaving interventional cardiology procedures at the Friendly Society Private Hospital. This is an enormous boost to the delivery of advanced and acute healthcare in the region and comes after additional licensing was granted to the Friendlies Cardiac Investigation Unit in mid-August. The Friendly Society Private Hospital, in conjunction with Cardiologist Dr Andre Conradie from Bundaberg Cardiology, are now able to treat cardiovascular diseases and coronaryMore

Are You Adequately Covered for Private Hospital Care?

Will your private health insurance cover you for private hospital care when you need it? What exclusions and restrictions are there? What about waiting periods? Read the handy ‘peace of mind’ checklist from the Australian Private Hospitals Association to check your cover:
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