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Doctor’s Orchestra spreads musical joy at local hospital

Wishlist have funded the delivery of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s newest addition. A grand piano. The piano was donated by the Queensland Medical Orchestra to bring music to the hospital and its community. Member of the Orchestra, Michael Lam, said the “6ft concert grand piano” was part of their service to the community. “We…

Wishlist Fun Run: Griffith doctors get ready to race!

Hundreds of Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service staff will join local businesses and families at the annual Wishlist Fun Run on Sunday, March 31. Training has begun at the hospital as the regions newest doctors from Griffith University get ready to participate in the fun-fuelled run around Lake Kawana. The team of doctors will…

The Price Family

Imagine you hadn’t long moved your young family from Tasmania to the Sunshine Coast, had recently given birth to your third child, and your eldest daughter was fighting for her life. This was the reality for Emma Price and her family in December last year. “Our 10-year-old daughter Charlotte has a rare condition called Angelman…

Hospital accommodation a godsend for Anna and little Angel

Four-year-old Angel, from Beerwah, is a regular visitor to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Children’s ward. In 2018, she was admitted more than 15 times. She was born blind, autistic and suffers ongoing bowel issues. But it doesn’t stop her smiling. The happy little girl was admitted to the Children’s Intensive Care Unit late last…

Yoga therapy helping sick kids

Wishlist has proudly funded Yoga Therapy on the Child and Adolescent ward at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), and formerly Nambour Hospital, since 2011. Yoga Therapy applies the therapeutical tools of yoga – breathing, relaxation techniques, yoga poses, affirmations – to help specific conditions. The sessions are especially helpful for patients with procedural anxiety;…

Former Health Foundation Chairman honoured for his work

The former chairman of Wishlist was recently awarded the prestigious Order of Australia Medal – the nation’s highest level of recognition – as part of the 2019 Australia Day Honours List. Mike’s efforts fundraising for the local health service are matched only by his passion for his community. Mike Kelly is a true local hero…

Local businesses team-up with Wishlist

Two Sunshine Coast-based companies have teamed-up with Wishlist, supporting their work to enhance the health service on the Coast. International Maroochydore-based technology company, EyeOnIt and Warana-based national equipment manufacturer, Quik Corp, have joined the Wishlist Partnership Program to show their commitment to their local community. Wishlist’s partnership program harnesses the support of local businesses to…

Wishlist coffee house seeking volunteers

Thanks to the hard work of local volunteers, the Wishlist Coffee House has raised $370,000 for the Gympie Hospital in just six years.  Now, they need your help. Wishlist is calling out for more volunteers at the Wishlist Coffee House, based outside Gympie Hospital, to be a part of something positive and help reach a…

Local students make a difference to kids in hospital

Students of Chevallum State School generously assembled and donated gift packs to their local hospital foundation to be given to children staying in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital over the Christmas holidays. These gift packs were filled with hand-made teddy bears, colouring-in books and other goodies. The hinterland school’s ‘butterfly effect’ project, encouraged students to become…

Buderim Foundation fund hospital comfort room

A $2980 grant from the Buderim Foundation has allowed Sunshine Coast Health Foundation, Wishlist, to establish an important Comfort Room in the Ambulatory Care Centre at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. During a tough time, the room will be a space for patients and their families to go, away from the hustle and bustle of…