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August update from Wishlist CEO

One of the positives I’m sure will emerge from a post-pandemic world is a renewed appreciation for the little things in life. We certainly know at Wishlist that it’s the little things that count (not taking away from big donations… we love them too!)  Wishlist Giving Day on August 20 was an outstanding success on…

April update from Lisa Rowe

I was chatting to an Emergency Doctor a couple of weeks ago and he likened the situation at the time to the moments before the tsunami rolls onto the beach after the tide has gone out. He said it’s like he and his team in our local hospitals are ready on the sand left exposed…

A word from Staff Scholar…

My name is Tanja Harris and I am a paediatric nurse from Gympie Hospital. I started paediatric nursing in 1992 in Germany where I did my nurse’s training. I have worked in paediatric rheumatology in Germany, at the former Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane and at the Caboolture paediatric unit before moving to Gympie, where…

Seven years of great service

If you’ve visited Gympie Hospital you would have stopped by the Wishlist Coffee House and been helped by the shops well-known Manager, Richard Ward. Richard has spent the better part of a decade looking after the operations of the Coffee House and its hard-working tribe of volunteers. After many years of service and over $400,000…

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 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…

Gympie Soiree – celebrating 150 years of Gympie Hospital

Hundreds of Hospital Staff turned out in style on Saturday, 20 October to celebrate Gympie Hospitals 150th anniversary. The function was an opportunity for staff and community members to pay tribute to more than a century of outstanding health service. The celebration was successful in bringing the community together to acknowledge the important work of Gympie Hospital,…

Gympie children to benefit from new service

An innovative Telehealth service will connect Gympie Hospital paediatric patients with specialists at SCUH following a successful Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival which raised $31,341. All funds raised at the August 4 event will be directed to the needs of Gympie Hospital with the first item – a $19,532 Telehealth Service – to be ticked…