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Help patients like Havana

Her smiling face is lighting up Woolworths cash registers across the Coast and there is a very good reason Havana from Wurtulla is sharing her story. The five-year-old is the Sunshine Coast’s ambassador for the 2018 Woolworths Wall Token appeal which raises significant funds for Wishlist, through the Children’s Hospital Foundation. Havana was suffering from…

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…

Gympie children to benefit from new service

An innovative Telehealth service will connect Gympie Hospital paediatric patients with specialists at SCUH following a successful Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival which raised $31,341. All funds raised at the August 4 event will be directed to the needs of Gympie Hospital with the first item – a $19,532 Telehealth Service – to be ticked…

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…

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…

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).…

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…

Child Development Service relocates so more children can be seen

Well it has been a very exciting week here at Wishlist. With much anticipation the Child Development Service (CDS) has been moving into their new location at Wises Rd Maroochydore. This is incredibly exciting as the move also means that, commencing January 2015, the CDS team will be assessing and referring children aged 6 to…

Your small change can make a BIG difference to local families

Over the past sixteen years, Wishlist supporters have helped us build a $1.4million local Cancer Centre at Nambour Hospital, a $2.5million accommodation centre beside Nambour Hospital, provide a $315,000 EBUS to Respiratory Medicine, $430,000 worth of ophthalmology equipment to Caloundra Hospital and so much more. Together we’ve achieved great things for the people of the…

Help for Babies in Respiratory Failure

Respiratory failure; two words no parent ever wants to hear relating to their baby. But for approximately two babies every month on the Sunshine Coast that will need to be ventilated due to respiratory failure, it’s reassuring to know that a state-of-the-art Oxylog 3000+ Paediatric Ventilator worth $22,924 has arrived at Nambour Hospital’s Emergency Department…