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Home-delivered telerehabilitation to benefit local stroke patients

Wishlist’s investment into research is set to benefit local stroke patients from Caloundra to Gympie thanks to funding of $19,538 for a home-delivered telerehabilitation research program. Stroke is one of Australia’s biggest killers and a leading cause of disability, accounting for 133,000 bed days in Queensland Health in 2016/17. Many stroke survivors are still experiencing…

Therapeutic suites to change breast screening on the Coast

BreastScreen Sunshine Coast and Wishlist are on a mission to increase the number of local ladies getting regular checks, by creating a much more pleasant environment at the Nambour BreastScreen clinic. In a Queensland first, Sunshine Coast women will soon have access to state-of-the-art Lighting and Sensory Distraction Suites for their regular and follow-up breast…

Music soothes the soul

Music has the power to soothe the soul. It’s a therapy that’s used in all areas of the health service to distract, reduce stress and create a sense of familiarity in an otherwise clinical environment. Determined to spread the joy of music far and wide, Wishlist has helped to fund music therapy for palliative care…

Wishlist Wrap – October

September’s Wishlist Spring Carnival was spectacularly successful, having raised $214,743 for local research projects. Not only was it a record fundraising success but we also played host to our largest audience yet, with 800 guests joining us for lunch and the legendary ‘after party’ at Novotel Twin Waters.  To say I’m proud of this community…

Mental Health Garden offers peaceful time out

A flourishing sensory garden and sitting area in the Older Person’s Mental Health Unit (OPMHU) at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has created a much-needed space for patients and families to find peace and fresh air in an otherwise clinical environment. Catering specifically to the needs of older persons aged 65 and over, the…

Seven years of great service

If you’ve visited Gympie Hospital you would have stopped by the Wishlist Coffee House and been helped by the shops well-known Manager, Richard Ward. Richard has spent the better part of a decade looking after the operations of the Coffee House and its hard-working tribe of volunteers. After many years of service and over $400,000…

Wishlist raises $214k for local research

Wishlist and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Study, Education, Research Trust fund (SERTF) are on a mission to reduce the number of children that lose their lives to sepsis by funding vital research into the deadly condition. The Sunshine Coast Community knows the story of little Finn Smith—the 13-month-old boy who lost his…

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…