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Telehealth unit to improve Gympie’s emergency paediatric care

Unwell children and their families presenting to the Emergency Department at Gympie Hospital will now have access to specialist paediatric doctors via a new Telehealth Unit. Funded by your local hospital foundation, Wishlist, the unit will allow Gympie-based emergency doctors to video-link with specialist doctors at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) for expert advice…

Reed House: A home away from home when disaster strikes

Families go on holiday to enjoy some relaxing time together, but the Leese family’s holiday to the Coast turned into nothing short of a nightmare. The Northern Sydney family of five finished their holiday at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) when their 9-year-old daughter Isabella became unexpectedly sick. “We were on holidays on the…

Local students make a difference to kids in hospital

Students of Chevallum State School generously assembled and donated gift packs to their local hospital foundation to be given to children staying in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital over the Christmas holidays. These gift packs were filled with hand-made teddy bears, colouring-in books and other goodies. The hinterland school’s ‘butterfly effect’ project, encouraged students to become…

Donations hand-made with love

We recently received seven hand-made kids’ wooden tables and chairs, along with wooden toys to distribute to children’s hospital wards and services across the Sunshine Coast region. Members of the Blackall Range Woodcrafters Guild, also known as the ‘Woodies’, spent several months making the tables and chairs as part of their ongoing community give-back project.…

iPads a nice distraction for paediatric patients

We have just funded a delivery of iPads to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital’s Paediatric outpatient unit to aid with distraction therapy for kids at the clinic. The iPads were funded by Wishlist as part of a Project Funding Round, and will be immensely beneficial to patients in the paediatric units. Children waiting for procedural…

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…