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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…

Five peaks in one day: ‘Shufflers’ test their limits for Wishlist

Cardiologist Kim Greaves has a plan to get hearts racing. If life wasn’t busy enough as one of the Sunshine Coast’s top heart doctors and a dad-of-two, Professor Kim Greaves has assembled a fearless team to scale five Sunshine Coast peaks in aid of hospital foundation, Wishlist. On October 15, Prof Greaves with fellow Sunshine…

WESTPAC GRANT FOR TROUBLED YOUTH

Tiffany’s upbringing has been tougher than most – at 13 she moved out of home and by 15 she was living on the streets. The 17-year-old tells a harrowing story, but the brave teenager has turned her life around thanks to a Wishlist-funded program running on the Sunshine Coast for at-risk youth. “At 13 my…

NEW EQUIPMENT TO PROVIDE SAFER SURGERY FOR EAR NOSE THROAT PATIENTS

If a loved one was facing ear, nose or throat surgery at Nambour Hospital wouldn’t you like to know that the surgeon had access to the most accurate, state of the art equipment available, designed specifically to ensure their safety? A $64,000 NIM Nerve Monitor has been requested by the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)…

A DAY AT THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE…

Pending the upcoming Run Sunshine Coast (RSC) event Sunday 17 May, majority of my words spoken in the Wishlist office are about promotion of the run and how I can encourage people to register. My spiel includes reminding individuals that 100% of registration fees go DIRECTLY to Wishlist to grow the Child Development Service (CDS).…

BOQ MOOLOOLABA PARTNERS WITH WISHLIST

As Wishlist looks to expand on the resources already provided to the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) service at Nambour Hospital, Bank of Queensland Mooloolaba (BOQ) – the local bank responsible for providing $70,000 worth of ENT equipment in 2010/11, has signed on as a corporate partner of the Coast’s local hospital foundation. BOQ Mooloolaba…

GO TRANSIT GIVES MORE THROUGH WORKPLACE GIVING

Go Transit is continuing their support of Wishlist by having 35 of their employees donate a percentage of their wage through Workplace Giving. They are also generously matching the employee contribution $1 for $1. This helps Wishlist continue fundraising for the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service. Workplace Giving see employees donate…

CHRISTMAS COMES EARLY TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

For six-year-olds, each day is an exciting journey of new things to learn at home and at school. For six-year-old Jade* and many children alike, simple learning experiences can be challenging and frustrating as they deal with Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Motor Disorders or behaviour and learning difficulties. With the help of the Child…

JARROD BLEIJIE LENDS A HAND GIFT WRAPPING

The gift wrapping at Kawana shoppingworld has officially begun and day two saw Member for Kawana Jarrod Bleijie, lend a hand at wrapping presents. The gift wrapping station will be open all business hours until Christmas Eve and a gold coin donation is encouraged to have your presents beautifully wrapped by the wonderful Wishlist volunteers.…

UP-TO-DATE SOFTWARE RE-INSTATED

A popular online database was discontinued December 2013 much to the dismay of hospital staff. Through generous funding by Wishlist, the Private Practice Trust Fund and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, the ‘Up-to-date’ database is back and better than ever. The online database is used for patient point-of-care which reduces time in hospitals,…