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Natalie’s story…

Each year more than 175,000 families in our region need emergency care at a local public hospital, and it’s a statistic many young families, like the Tink’s, know all too well. “Both of my children have actually ended up in a hospital emergency department,” Mountain Creek mother Natalie Tink says. “My son Kooper, he is…

$10,000 GRANT FOR CHILDREN ENTERING OUT-OF-HOME-CARE

High risk and vulnerable children who are in crisis situations will benefit from a landmark $10,000 grant from The Heritage Bank Charitable Foundation.    Wishlist announced the grant today to help to provide ‘Kits for Kids’ for children of all ages who enter out-of-home-care. The ‘kits’ are essentially backpacks filled with new clothes like pyjamas, underwear…

Book launch to celebrate Wishlist House

There’s not much Wishlist won’t tackle, including releasing a book featuring The House The Coast Built – also known as Wishlist House. The book was made possible by two local writers, Maya Gurry and Megan Woodward who donated their time and skills to create the story of fictional characters Will and Ellie. It tells the…

HELP MIRACLES LIKE LEON THIS CHRISTMAS Featured

Mum-of-two Ellie Hobby is no stranger to little miracles. Her first-born Vinnie was born prematurely and spent weeks in the Neonatal Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SUCH) in 2019, but there was no way Ellie and her husband Dane were able to prepare for their second son’s entrance into the world. The family…

3D printing advances cancer treatment on Sunshine Coast

A revolutionary technology is being used to enhance cancer treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Director for Radiation Therapy David Willis and his team have been busy testing a specialised 3D printer and software funded by Wishlist to the tune of $30,000, thanks to the Queensland Gambling Community Benefit Fund. The printer and software…

Doctors turning to radiation-free scans

Young patients may soon be able to skip the x-ray queue and instead opt for an ultrasound when presenting to a Sunshine Coast emergency department this year. Fractures are one of the most common reasons a child will visit an emergency department on the Coast, but with the help of a Wishlist research grant worth…

Wrapping up our year

What a year 2019 was, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Sunshine Coast community. Wishlist kicked some serious goals this year, including building a home away from home for families with loved ones receiving treatment at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. We are excited to announce The House The Coast Built,…

Successful Research Projects

Wishlist and SERTF have committed to fund 13 local research projects to the tune of $363,352 following the 2019 Research Funding Round. Close to $80,000 in funding will also be directed to important Sepsis research led by Sunshine Coast University’s Paediatric Intensive Care Specialist Dr Paula Lister. The research funding will allow Dr Lister to…

Hospital accommodation a godsend for Anna and little Angel

Four-year-old Angel, from Beerwah, is a regular visitor to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital Children’s ward. In 2018, she was admitted more than 15 times. She was born blind, autistic and suffers ongoing bowel issues. But it doesn’t stop her smiling. The happy little girl was admitted to the Children’s Intensive Care Unit late last…