$2000 raised at The Friendlies Foundation Movie Night Under The Stars

Markets, Music, Food and an outdoor screening of Sherlock Gnomes drew more than 600 people to Alexandra Park for The Friendlies Foundation Movie Night Under The Stars. The gold-coin event raised more than $2000 for the charity, thanks to the generous support from those who attended, vendors, volunteers and sponsors. The Friendlies Foundation public relations officer Tunja Cottier said she was pleased with the event and the feedback received. “We really wanted to hold a true community event that wasMore
Patients with Scalp Cooling Machine

New therapy to limit hair loss from chemotherapy now available at The Friendlies

A complementary therapy that limits hair loss in patients receiving chemotherapy has been made available in Bundaberg for the first time, thanks to The Friendlies Foundation purchase of a $50,000 machine. Patients at the Friendly Society Private Hospital have already begun using the Scalp Cooling Machine, which works to reduce the temperature of the scalp immediately before, during and after chemotherapy treatment. This reduces the blood flow to hair follicles which can prevent or minimise hair loss. Nurse Unit ManagerMore
Community Angels

$6000 of toys to go to Bundaberg Families in Christmas Hampers

A special Christmas Partnership between two local charities and a goods giving program will enable $6000 worth of new toys to be delivered to Bundaberg families in need this Christmas. This year, The Friendlies has joined with Angels Community Group, after being impressed by the work the charity is already doing in the community. The Friendlies Foundation Public Relations Officer Tunja Cottier said the hospital had donated some kitchen goods to the group earlier in the year and were happyMore

Changes to Car Parking brings Drop Off Zones to The Friendlies

Changes to car parking at Friendly Society Private Hospital continue to be made to ensure patients have the best access to hospital facilities. New drop-off zones have been added to the laneway beside The Friendlies, between Woondooma and Crofton streets. One patient drop-off and pick-up zone has been created at the Woondooma Street entrance, designed for emergency patients. A further two patient drop-off zones have been created further down at the Crofton Street entrance. All pick up and drop offMore