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Donations hand-made with love

We recently received seven hand-made kids’ wooden tables and chairs, along with wooden toys to distribute to children’s hospital wards and services across the Sunshine Coast region. Members of the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, also known as the ‘Woodies’, spent several months making the tables and chairs as part of their ongoing community give-back project.…

iPads a nice distraction for paediatric patients

We have just funded a delivery of iPads to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Paediatric outpatient unit to aid with distraction therapy for kids at the clinic. The iPads were funded by Wishlist as part of a Project Funding Round, and will be immensely beneficial to patients in the paediatric units. Children waiting for procedural…

Meet Fabio the Frog volunteer Michaella

They might be our smallest patients, but making sure the kids in our paediatric wards can provide feedback about their hospital experience is a big priority. Thanks to the Wishlist-funded Fabio the Frog project, dedicated volunteers like Michaella can visit kids and their families in hospital and use the fun and dynamic Fabio the Frog…

Jack’s life-changing diagnosis

Jack Dalla Costa is unlike most 15-year-old boys living in Gympie. From the tender age of seven, Jack and his parents Emma and Jason received news that would be life-changing for the entire family. “He actually came down with swine flu which knocked him about for months,” Mrs Dalla Costa said. “It was about six…

A year of giggles and gags for clown doctors

Clown Doctors have spent a year spreading laughter and administering doses of fun to thousands of patients at Nambour Hospital and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). The local service is funded by Wishlist and brings a little bit of magic to patients being treated in the Children’s Ward, Paediatric Outpatients Department and Department of…

Transforming Empty Space into Beautiful Garden for Hospital Patients

All in a Day’s Work for Westpac Volunteers It’s not every day a banker has the opportunity to get dirty, in a literal sense. Tomorrow 30 staff members of local Westpac branches will get that chance, swapping their suits for work clothes as they attempt to transform a barren hospital space into a beautiful internal…