First time new car for The Friendlies Foundation Art Union winner

After purchasing just a couple of tickets into The Friendlies Foundation Art Union a few months ago, Woodgate resident Trish Hansen had put the thought of winning a Mazda 2 out of her head completely. “You always think it would be nice to win, but I just consider it a donation really. You never think it will actually happen to you,” Ms Hansen said. So when she received a call on Friday, September 13, it took a while for theMore

$10,000 raised to support local healthcare services

Golfers have hit a hole in one by raising $10,000 at the fourth annual The Friendlies Foundation Charity Golf Day. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Maria Ebert said it was a record turnout of players on the day, with 116 men and women taking to the Bundaberg Golf Course for a few holes, beverages and laughs. “In its fourth year, it was great to see so many returning players, as well as some joining us for the first time,”More

Raising Awareness of Sepsis

Each year, World Sepsis Day is held on September 13, to raise awareness of the serious condition. Information provided by WHAT IS SEPSIS? Sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection injures its own tissues and organs. It may lead to shock, multi-organ failure, and death – especially if not recognized early and treated promptly. SEPSIS – A GLOBAL HEALTH CRISIS Sepsis affects 27 to 30 million people every year, with 7 to 9 million people dying –More

Student Murals Brighten Up Patient Stay

High School students have brought smiles to the faces of patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital by painting bright murals with local motifs – taking some plain brick walls outside patients’ windows from drab to fab. While almost all rooms at The Friendlies feature large windows, a collection of rooms on Level 1 look over a courtyard – and face large brick walls. Senior Manager of Business Development Stuart Bonnett said in response to patients’ requests for something toMore