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Mini Mack’s first 5k – Wishlist Fun Run

Mackenzie Anderson is quite simply a miracle bub. Born prematurely at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital last year, the now energetic eight-month-old spent the first 4.5 weeks of her life in Special Care Nursery. Gympie mum Crystelle Anderson says at the time she didn’t realise how much of a struggle it would be to spend…

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…

FIRST HOSPITAL FOR TRANSFER EQUIPMENT

Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) is set to become the first hospital in Australia to implement an innovative new medical equipment solution which will help in the transfer of critically ill children from one hospital to another. The device, called a ‘stretcher bridge’, was designed and developed by Sunshine Coast aerospace technology company, HeliMods. The…

Wishlist Fun Run launch

Wishlist has launched their third annual Wishlist Fun Run at Lake Kawana. The event has raised almost $60,000 for the local foundation which directs 100% of all money raised to medical equipment, service support projects, staff scholarships and research. The charity is hoping to attract more than 600 runners this year at Lake Kawana on…

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…

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…

Diabetes funding a WIN for Gympie kids

It’s National Diabetes Week, and in celebration we look back to March when Wishlist funded more than $8 thousand towards glucose monitoring equipment for families in Gympie and surrounding areas. Thanks to the Children’s Hospital Foundation Woolworths Wall Token Appeal, the equipment can help families adjust to their new lifestyle after their child is diagnosed…

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…