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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…

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…

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…

HOUSE HELPING REMOTE FAMILIES

More than 43 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 his…

Virtual party reaches 18400 people

There’s no party like a Wishlist party – even when the leading Coast charity has to ‘go online’ to officially open The House The Coast Built, made possible by Ausmar Homes. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the hospital foundation hosted a virtual party on Friday afternoon which reached more than 18,400 people across their social media…