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Wishlist Centre to address transitionary care accommodation shortage 

Sunshine Coast charity, Wishlist, has revealed its plans to deliver a four-level transitionary care facility in a prime location directly adjacent to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH). The project is supported by a grant of $12 million under the Australian Government’s 2019-20 Budget Measures, announced by Federal Member for Fisher Andrew Wallace in March…

Announcement – Wishlist Giving Day on March 25

For the past two years, Harrison Higgins’ life has been a whirlwind of appointments and visits to eye doctors. The cheeky four-year-old from Sippy Downs was referred to the Ophthalmology Clinic at Caloundra Hospital when his eyes started to turn inwards. “We noticed that his eyes started to turn in gradually and then it just…

MUSIC THERAPIST SHINES AT DOVE

Thanks to your donations we are able to fund a music therapy service at Dove Palliative Care at Caloundra Hospital. Our therapist Tracie Wicks has an offsider helping at the Unit until April, so we thought we would introduce you to music therapy student Katherine Anderson who is in her final year of her Masters.…

ARMESTO’S DONATION TO CRITICALLY ILL KIDS

You never know when you or a family member may need the help of your local hospital. It’s a sentiment that has rung true for the Armesto’s family. Sunshine Coast-based Armesto’s Transport founder Manuel Armesto was inspired to give to Wishlist after his 20-year-old grandson Tony suffered a brain aneurysm last year. Wishlist CEO Lisa…

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…

Wishlist SERTF Research grants announced

Congratulations to the following Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service staff who have been awarded a Wishlist/SERTF (Study, Education, Research Trust Fund) Collaborative Grant • Denise Lijie Kee ($3,960) “Where Resistance Testing Meets clinical Practice: The Interface between Results and Meaning” • Dr Ogilvie Thom ($36,000) “Emergency Department treatment of the drowning victim”• Dr Myo…

WISHLIST GRANTS OPEN

Did you know any staff member within the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is eligible to apply for Wishlist grants? Staff Scholarships and Project Funding grants are now open. Staff Scholarships are designed to assist staff in attending relevant professional conferences, seminars and workshops (including inviting speakers to the SCHHS). For several years Wishlist…

$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…

Wishlist House helping remote families

More than 45 separate families have benefitted from the Coast’s ‘home away from home’ since opening in May, with Wishlist House providing comfort in a time of medical crisis. The Fenton’s are just one family who recently stayed at Wishlist House after Nanango grandfather Ned Fenton had a tractor accident.  The 87-year-old was working on…