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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).…

ULCERATIVE COLITIS COULD SOON BE A THING OF THE PAST THANKS TO WISHLIST FUNDING

As part of Wishlist’s $1million commitment to the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service annual research grants are available to local Health staff. From lasts years applications a record $330,623 was awarded to successful Sunshine Coast medical researchers as a result of Wishlist’s 2014 Research Funding Round. Associate Professor Johan van den…

GERT SUIT GIVES NEW MEANING TO ‘WALKING IN SOMEONE ELSE’S SHOES’

It’s true that you can never really understand someone or their situation until you’ve been through the same or essentially ‘walked in their shoes.’ For the able-bodied, it’s hard to imagine what it would be like to have blurred vision, the inability to balance, minimised hearing and stiff joints amongst other issues. Thanks to a…

BUILDERS LACE UP THEIR SHOES FOR KIDS ON THE COAST

One of the Coast’s leading construction companies, Ausmar, is set to make a difference to the health of our community through their new three year partnership with Wishlist. Business Unit Manager for Ausmar Josh Green is extremely proud of the new partnership and looking forward to providing a number of benefits to both Wishlist, staff…

ABBEY BUILDS HER STRENGTH FOR SCHOOL THANKS TO CHILD DEVELOPMENT SERVICE

When most children are learning to crawl, Abbey couldn’t gain the strength to lift herself up. As time moved on and Abbey wasn’t walking, mum Sharon knew something wasn’t right. After numerous private paediatrician appointments, Abbey was diagnosed with low muscle tone. Her muscles aren’t strong enough to hold joints in place therefore her motor…