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Each year more than 175,000 families in our region need emergency care at a local public hospital, and it’s a statistic many young families, like the Tink’s, know all too well. “Both of my children have actually ended up in a hospital emergency department,” Mountain Creek mother Natalie Tink says. “My son Kooper, he is…

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One in four people globally will have a stroke in their lifetime. In fact, more than 750 people received vital stroke treatment at a Sunshine Coast public hospital last year. Dr Rohan Grimley sees the long-lasting effects a stroke can have on a patient and their family on a weekly basis, and it’s something he and…

WISHLIST GRANTS OPEN

Did you know any staff member within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is eligible to apply for Wishlist grants? Staff Scholarships and Project Funding grants are now open. Staff Scholarships are designed to assist staff in attending relevant professional conferences, seminars and workshops (including inviting speakers to the SCHHS). For several years Wishlist…

Help miracles like Leon this Christmas

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

The year that was from Lisa Rowe

We all agree that 2020 has proven to be year like no other.  A year that’s seen us all realise, in waves of astonishment and disbelief, that nothing is guaranteed … the overseas holiday you’ve been working towards, attending your daughter’s wedding, taking part in the Coast’s favourite annual fundraising appeal or even attending a…

$10,000 GRANT FOR CHILDREN ENTERING OUT-OF-HOME-CARE

High risk and vulnerable children who are in crisis situations will benefit from a landmark $10,000 grant from The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.    Wishlist announced the grant today to help to provide ‘Kits for Kids’ for children of all ages who enter out-of-home-care. The ‘kits’ are essentially backpacks filled with new clothes like pyjamas, underwear…

Book launch to celebrate Wishlist House

There’s not much Wishlist won’t tackle, including releasing a book featuring The House The Coast Built – also known as Wishlist House. The book was made possible by two local writers, Maya Gurry and Megan Woodward who donated their time and skills to create the story of fictional characters Will and Ellie. It tells the…

HELP MIRACLES LIKE LEON THIS CHRISTMAS Featured

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SUCH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

Wishlist House helping remote families

More than 45 separate families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on…