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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…

Wishlist House helps Curra family

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…

Yoga therapy helping sick kids

Wishlist has proudly funded Yoga Therapy on the Child and Adolescent ward at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH), and formerly Nambour Hospital, since 2011. Yoga Therapy applies the therapeutical tools of yoga – breathing, relaxation techniques, yoga poses, affirmations – to help specific conditions. The sessions are especially helpful for patients with procedural anxiety;…

Entertainment announcement – Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival

A Brisbane-based jazz musician will be part of the entertainment line-up for the 2018 Wishlist Jazz & Wine Festival which kicks off in Gympie on August 4. The Shannon Marshall Hammond Combo will venture to Gunabul Homestead to entertain festival-goers as part of the fundraising event to benefit Gympie Hospital patients. Wishlist Fundraising and Events…