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Making new friends at Wishlist’s hospital house

It’s expected that receiving regular treatment in hospital would take its toll on your mood, but the spirit of Robert (Bob) Hanson couldn’t be brighter. Bob is in his seventh week of treatment at the Adem Crosby Centre Clinic in the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), for radiation therapy following stomach surgery he had back…

Keeping loved-ones close when it’s needed most

When you’re spending tough days in hospital, it is the support of family and the comfort of home that help many patients of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital find strength. This was incredibly important to Shirley and Neville Teale. After five previous skin grafts, the squamous cell carcinomas on top of Neville’s head could not…

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…

Wishlist wrap – April

Despite Easter, Anzac Day and what feels like weeks of rain we’ve managed a month like no other at Wishlist. It began with the announcement of a whopping $12million in federal funding to Wishlist for emergency accommodation to support patients and their families relying on the services of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and beyond. …

Reed House celebrates 10 years

For 10 years Reed House—Wishlist’s affordable accommodation facility in Nambour—has given more than 16,000 patients and families a place to stay when they need to be close to hospital. Today the ‘house’ turns 10, marking a decade of amazing service to its community. The real heroes however, are the volunteers who give up their time…

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…

Reed House to the rescue for premmies

What was supposed to be a routine ultrasound ended up in a dramatic and speedy emergency birth for mum-of-four Tara Cleal. Identical twins Oliver and Noah were born at 32 weeks in February this year after doctors found the brothers had a rare and serious condition called Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Ms Cleal, from Toowoomba,…