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Have you ever thought about volunteering?

Wishlist has a range of opportunities coming up with 92.7 MIX FM’s Give Me 5 For Kids, as well as regular volunteer shifts at Wishlist Gift House, Wishlist Coffee House Nambour and Gympie, and Reed House at Nambour. Contact us today for more information – phone (07) 5202 1777.…

Mum ‘lucky’ to survive cardiac arrest and stroke

On December 14, just weeks before Christmas, Felicity Blanch was at home alone with her three children on the family’s cattle farm in Proston, 40 minutes north-west of Kingaroy. She was chatting to a girlfriend on the phone when she suddenly collapsed suffering a sudden cardiac arrest – her heart had stopped beating and Felicity…

Wishlist Giving Day raises historic $330,500 

Hospital foundation Wishlist has raised an enormous $330,500 – the largest one-day fundraiser in the charity’s 23-year history. The Sunshine Coast and Gympie communities rallied around the not-for-profit yesterday during the 12-hour Wishlist Giving Day appeal to raise funds for the region’s public hospitals. Each year Wishlist directs more than $1 million to priority needs…

Update from Wishlist CEO

This month we celebrate a major milestone in the history of our charity – Development Approval for the site and the closure of the EOI process to appoint a builder for our new Wishlist Centre. In July we commence work on a four storey accommodation facility directly opposite the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), on…

Wishlist Centre to address transitionary care accommodation shortage 

Sunshine Coast charity, Wishlist, has revealed its plans to deliver a four-level transitionary care facility in a prime location directly adjacent to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). The project is supported by a grant of $12 million under the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget Measures, announced by Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace in March…

CRITICAL PROJECT NOW OPEN

The Paediatric Critical Care Unit Family Room is now available for families to rest and retreat to, thanks to health foundation Wishlist. The $186,000 Family Room – which was once a storeroom – is located just steps away from the Paediatric Critical Care Unit (PCCU) at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe…

Announcement – Wishlist Giving Day on March 25

For the past two years, Harrison Higgins’ life has been a whirlwind of appointments and visits to eye doctors. The cheeky four-year-old from Sippy Downs was referred to the Ophthalmology Clinic at Caloundra Hospital when his eyes started to turn inwards. “We noticed that his eyes started to turn in gradually and then it just…

Reading Program Giving Patients Step Up

More than 200 books have been delivered to the Paediatric Unit at Gympie Hospital to improve the literacy skills of young patients. The $3,000 ‘Get Kids Reading Again’ program was funded by local hospital foundation Wishlist, which supports the needs of Gympie Hospital. Wishlist Development and Operations Manager Jeff McColl said the majority of funds…

Meet Sparkles the Coastal Caring Clown

We are lucky to have two clown services entertaining and providing a welcome distraction to our patients at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. We caught up with Sparkles who is part of the volunteer group – Coastal Caring Clowns. How long have you been volunteering with the Coastal Caring Clowns? I joined the Coastal Caring…

Meet Pencils the Coastal Caring Clown

We are lucky to have two clown services entertaining and providing a welcome distraction to our patients at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. We caught up with Pencils who is part of the volunteer group – Coastal Caring Clowns. Why are you named Pencils? My clown name is Pencils as I was a teacher for…