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Regional Wall Token appeal supports Wishlist and local kids

Shoppers from the Sunshine Coast and the surrounding area can help make a difference for local sick and injured kids like Beerwah local Ethan when they do their grocery shopping this August, as Woolworths and the Children’s Hospital Foundation once again join forces for their annual Regional Wall Token appeal. Ethan and his twin brother…

Successful Research Projects

Wishlist and SERTF have committed to fund 13 local research projects to the tune of $363,352 following the 2019 Research Funding Round. Close to $80,000 in funding will also be directed to important Sepsis research led by Sunshine Coast University’s Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist Dr Paula Lister. The research funding will allow Dr Lister to…

Wishlist funding to help high-risk teens

A Wishlist grant of $11,250 will fund a new student prevention program aiming to help eliminate alcohol as the leading cause of death for 15-29-year-olds. The Preventure program, which received the 2019 Primary Prevention Award by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, will begin with a personality test taken by Year 7 and 8 students in…

Celebrating The House The Coast Built with Darren Lockyer!

Wishlist’s newest emergency hospital house, The House The Coast Built is entering its final stages of construction, as the exterior gets closer and closer to completion. The affordable accommodation will be a home away from home for families requiring close proximity to their loved ones receiving treatment at SCUH, and aims to be completely finished…

Making new friends at Wishlist’s hospital house

It’s expected that receiving regular treatment in hospital would take its toll on your mood, but the spirit of Robert (Bob) Hanson couldn’t be brighter. Bob is in his seventh week of treatment at the Adem Crosby Centre Clinic in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), for radiation therapy following stomach surgery he had back…

Diabetes funding a WIN for Gympie kids

It’s National Diabetes Week, and in celebration we look back to March when Wishlist funded more than $8 thousand towards glucose monitoring equipment for families in Gympie and surrounding areas. Thanks to the Children’s Hospital Foundation Woolworths Wall Token Appeal, the equipment can help families adjust to their new lifestyle after their child is diagnosed…

Telehealth unit to improve Gympie’s emergency paediatric care

Unwell children and their families presenting to the Emergency Department at Gympie Hospital will now have access to specialist paediatric doctors via a new Telehealth Unit. Funded by your local hospital foundation, Wishlist, the unit will allow Gympie-based emergency doctors to video-link with specialist doctors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) for expert advice…

Wishlist Wrap – June

I’m writing this fresh from the ‘reveal’ of 92.7Mix FM’s Give Me 5 for Kids appeal, where the Coast again broke Australian records with a whopping $500,644 raised for local paediatric services. I bang on about it at every opportunity because it needs to be said, again and again. The Sunshine Coast community is extraordinary.…

Keeping loved-ones close when it’s needed most

When you’re spending tough days in hospital, it is the support of family and the comfort of home that help many patients of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital find strength. This was incredibly important to Shirley and Neville Teale. After five previous skin grafts, the squamous cell carcinomas on top of Neville’s head could not…

Reed House: A home away from home when disaster strikes

Families go on holiday to enjoy some relaxing time together, but the Leese family’s holiday to the Coast turned into nothing short of a nightmare. The Northern Sydney family of five finished their holiday at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) when their 9-year-old daughter Isabella became unexpectedly sick. “We were on holidays on the…