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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…

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A REED HOUSE VOLUNTEER

We caught up with Wishlist volunteer Cheryl Jeynes who has been dedicating her time at Reed House since 2009.  How long have you been a volunteer at Reed House? I have been a volunteer at Reed House from October 2009, a few months after the opening of Reed House on April 6, 2009. I volunteer…

SALUTE TO DEMENTIA SUFFERERS

It is 8.30am and Paula George greets her 94-year-old father Alan with a smile and military salute. This day, Alan remembers his daughter’s name, but it’s not always the case despite the close bond the two share. “He has good days and bad days,” Paula admits. “He was very intelligent, which makes this so hard.”…

Two minutes with Tony Sandy

Two minutes with Teddy Bears’ Picnic major sponsor, Tony Sandy from Just Better Care. Why did you become a sponsor of Wishlist’s first Teddy Bears’ Picnic? My grandparents played a significant role in my upbringing by providing various forms of support.  When I look back on my own experiences, the relationship between a grandparent and…

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…

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…

Dietician leads ground-breaking diabetes research

Between five and 10 per cent of pregnant women will develop gestational diabetes. It’s a statistic Sunshine Coast Clinical Dietitian Nina Meloncelli hopes to better understand and have a role in managing. The PhD candidate is at the forefront of research into the condition which occurs during pregnancy and can lead to an increased risk…

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).…