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$442,310 worth of support to local health projects

We are so excited to announce that we have committed a massive $442,310 worth of support to local health projects, including $10,000 towards a superbug research project. Funding the critical and innovative superbug research project – a joint collaboration with the University of the Sunshine Coast – will enable a better understanding of the nature…

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…

Two minutes with Fabio the Frog volunteer Sandy

We caught up with one of our Wishlist volunteers Sandy who dedicates her time to the Fabio the Frog project. The Wishlist-funded program allows children to share their hospital experience through a fun and entertaining app and works as a feedback tool for our paediatric patients and parents. The program started in 2016 and was…

Remarkable $5m effort

Listeners tuned into 92.7 Mix FM could not see the emotion, but they could hear it in Caroline Hutchinson’s voice as she realised sick Coast children will be given a fighting chance. A teary Caroline, alongside co-host Mark Darin, looked up to the Alex Surf Club’s balcony to find the breakfast hosts had smashed their…

Focus on Dove Palliative Care

Darlene Streek has truly been to hell and back, but the gruelling four-year journey that eventually led to her becoming the full-time carer of husband Ron sent her on a new life path. “Why is God taking my beautiful man,” she thought. After a heart-breaking diagnosis that numbered the days of her beloved partner’s life,…

Fun Run Event Information

The inaugural Wishlist Fun Run will kick off this Sunday, April 22, at Lake Kawana. Here is everything you need to know… REGISTRATION: Registration opens at 6am – you must be registered by 7am. The 5km walkers and runners will take off at 7.30am, and the 10km runners will be on the track at 8.15am.…

Wishlist Fun Run announcement

Join us in celebrating 20 years of Wishlist! Walk, run, skip or jump to raise funds and support Sunshine Coast patients and their families. WHEN: Sunday 22 April WHERE: Lake Kawana, 31 Sportsman Pde Bokarina (across from Sunshine Coast Stadium) LAKEFRONT TRACKS: Leap onto the 10km Lakefront Track, tackle the 5km course with your family…

$30,000 GOAL FOR DEMENTIA PATIENTS

In 2004 Peter Williamson was a Director of an international sales company, now the father-of-nine needs 24-hour care after being diagnosed with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Peter’s wife Jan admits that life for the Coolum couple has changed dramatically since the shock diagnosis in 2015. “A lot of patients are different… But they leave…

Shining a Ray of Light this festive season

Placing an extra gift in your trolley this week could make the world of difference to a Sunshine Coast child this Christmas. Ray White Maroochydore has teamed up with Wishlist for their annual ‘A Little Ray of Giving’ campaign to help sick and disadvantaged children who may need a little extra light in their festive…

INNOVATIVE RESEARCH GRANTS ANNOUNCED

Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) staff will showcase their cutting edge medical research as the 2016 Wishlist Research Grants recipients are announced on Wednesday 19 October 2016. A total of 19 research grants worth more than $424,500 will be announced at the annual SCHHS Research Day being held at Nambour General Hospital. SCHHS…