The Friendly Society Private hospital has received a boost to the expansion of its Day Oncology Unit with a $20,000 donation added to the coffers.
The Friendlies Foundation made its first donation to the project last week, a contribution to the $700,000 planned development.
The bigger unit will mean more patients can be treated locally, increasing chair numbers from six to 14. It will be the largest private day oncology facility between the Sunshine Coast and Townsville.
Friendly Society Private Hospital CEO Alan Cooper said it was fantastic to receive the first donation from The Friendlies Foundation.
“We have a very giving community that are supportive of the services we are bringing to the region and the goals we are trying to achieve,” Mr Cooper said.
“It is wonderful that The Friendlies Foundation, through the support of the community, is able to help the hospital fund the refurbishment of this unit.”
The Friendly Society Private Hospital is a non-for-profit organisation that receives no government funding and relies solely on private health funding and community support to provide timely and life-saving services to the community.
The Friendlies Foundation is the charity arm of the hospital that allows members of the community to financially support the hospital in its goal of providing leading healthcare for the Wide Bay.