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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…

DOVE CELEBRATES A DECADE

Dove Palliative Care at Caloundra Hospital is celebrating its 10th birthday following its major renovation and extension. Wishlist has directed more than $200,000 to the award-winning palliative care unit since inception, thanks to generous donors and families who have used the service. This includes a recent $16,000 boost to the music therapy program by way…

3D printing advances cancer treatment on Sunshine Coast

A revolutionary technology is being used to enhance cancer treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Director for Radiation Therapy David Willis and his team have been busy testing a specialised 3D printer and software funded by Wishlist to the tune of $30,000, thanks to the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The printer and software…

Update from Lisa Rowe

It’s a new year and it’s fair to say that, at Wishlist, we’re pretty happy and excited about it. This year will see, among many other things, the growth of our accommodation options for families needing affordable options to be close to a local hospital. In April we will open The House the Coast Built…

FIRST HOSPITAL FOR TRANSFER EQUIPMENT

Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is set to become the first hospital in Australia to implement an innovative new medical equipment solution which will help in the transfer of critically ill children from one hospital to another. The device, called a ‘stretcher bridge’, was designed and developed by Sunshine Coast aerospace technology company, HeliMods. The…

Calling for community support – The House the Coast Built

We are calling on the local Sunshine Coast community to rally behind The House the Coast Built to help create a home away from home for families with loved-ones receiving life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. “Our primary focus is to keep families together at a time when the support of loved ones…

Branding experts become charity partner

Noosa based business The Branding Office has added to their charitable partnerships, teaming up with one of Sunshine Coast’s leading charities, Wishlist. ‘Boss Lady’ at The Branding Office Jodi Veivers said supporting the hospital foundation was a way of giving back to the local community and enhancing the Coast’s health service for families. “We love…

WISHLIST IN THE NEWS

Breath of fresh air, Gympie Times 12/10/16 Medical staff and members of the community came together at Gympie Hospital yesterday to celebrate the arrival of a new life-saving piece of equipment. The Non-Invasive BiPAP ventilator has been described by staff as an important and long sought after addition to the hospital. “We’ll be using this…

WOOLWORTHS TOKENS RAISE $67,336 FOR SICK KIDS

The Sunshine Coast community is the fourth most generous regional community in the state. In just four weeks, a total of $67,336 was raised for Wishlist through the 2016 Regional Wall Token campaign, made possible by Woolworths and the Children’s Hospital Foundation. “When I found out the Sunshine Coast community had collectively raised more than…

Laughter the best medicine

COLBY Speare did not have an awful lot to smile about on many of the 604 days he spent in hospital after he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, aged seven. But one thing that did brighten the days for him and his mum, Kim, were visits by the clown doctors. “The clown doctors were…