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Wishlist wrap – April

Despite Easter, Anzac Day and what feels like weeks of rain we’ve managed a month like no other at Wishlist. It began with the announcement of a whopping $12million in federal funding to Wishlist for emergency accommodation to support patients and their families relying on the services of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and beyond. …

Heroes of the House: Format Kitchens

Having somewhere to make a cup of tea and a home cooked meal can make all the difference for families doing it tough. Fortunately, the 30-strong team at Format Kitchens have stepped up to donate their time and materials to install an amazing kitchen plus vanities and entertainment units for The House The Coast Built,…

Reed House celebrates 10 years

For 10 years Reed House—Wishlist’s affordable accommodation facility in Nambour—has given more than 16,000 patients and families a place to stay when they need to be close to hospital. Today the ‘house’ turns 10, marking a decade of amazing service to its community. The real heroes however, are the volunteers who give up their time…

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…