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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…

Wishlist wrap – May

Unless you’ve visited a local hospital with a sick or injured child, you’ll never fully understand the impact 92.7Mix FM’s Give Me 5 for Kids has had on the Health Service we all rely on. Spanning 20 years and raising a staggering $5million, the annual appeal has funded vital medical equipment, free access to TV…

Safety first for The House The Coast Built

Buildsafe is a national company with a big heart.  They’ve been tasked with ensuring the safety of everyone working to construct The House The Coast Built. And they’re doing it for free! Answering the call to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes build a home away from home for families with critically-ill loved ones at the…

Wishlist connects local businesses

It’s been dubbed the Sunshine Coast’s only app that gives back. The new-look WishlistConnect app is a tech-savvy, feel-good opportunity for businesses to support Wishlist, the local hospital foundation, through their sleek digital advertising platform, WishlistConnect. The new app officially launched on Tuesday 28 May at the Best Western Lake Kawana to a crowd of…

Hospital house back on track

After a month of rainy days, some much-needed sunshine has allowed construction of The House The Coast Built to get back on track.  The team at QLD Construction & Carpentry dropped everything last week to take advantage of the clear skies, installing the steel frame for the two-story house in Birtinya with help from the…

Wishlist funds 19k for hospital staff education

More than 30 Sunshine Coast Health Staff have received education scholarships, totaling $19,045, from Wishlist to develop their skills and maintain the regions high level of health care. A big portion of the funding will allow nine local midwives to complete a Lactation Consultant Examination Preparation Course—an important step in empowering the Sunshine Coast’s newest…