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Keeping loved-ones close when it’s needed most

When you’re spending tough days in hospital, it is the support of family and the comfort of home that help many patients of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital find strength. This was incredibly important to Shirley and Neville Teale. After five previous skin grafts, the squamous cell carcinomas on top of Neville’s head could not…

Safety first for The House The Coast Built

Buildsafe is a national company with a big heart.  They’ve been tasked with ensuring the safety of everyone working to construct The House The Coast Built. And they’re doing it for free! Answering the call to help Wishlist and Ausmar Homes build a home away from home for families with critically-ill loved ones at the…

Hospital house back on track

After a month of rainy days, some much-needed sunshine has allowed construction of The House The Coast Built to get back on track.  The team at QLD Construction & Carpentry dropped everything last week to take advantage of the clear skies, installing the steel frame for the two-story house in Birtinya with help from the…

A place to rest: The House The Coast Built receives comfy donation

Yandina-based business, The Mattress Company, has become a major donor of The House The Coast Built for the second time, signing onto the project to provide more than $10,000 worth of mattresses for families doing it tough. The mattresses will be used to furnish the six-bedroom facility in Birtinya which is currently being built by…

Local plasterer pitches in to build hospital house

It’s a community effort like no other. The House The Coast Built is relying solely on the generosity of local businesses and families to construct the 6-bedroom accommodation facility for families with loved-ones undergoing life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. More than 30 local businesses, big and small, have answered the call for…

Wishlist wrap – April

Despite Easter, Anzac Day and what feels like weeks of rain we’ve managed a month like no other at Wishlist. It began with the announcement of a whopping $12million in federal funding to Wishlist for emergency accommodation to support patients and their families relying on the services of the Sunshine Coast University Hospital and beyond. …

The Price Family

Imagine you hadn’t long moved your young family from Tasmania to the Sunshine Coast, had recently given birth to your third child, and your eldest daughter was fighting for her life. This was the reality for Emma Price and her family in December last year. “Our 10-year-old daughter Charlotte has a rare condition called Angelman…

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…

Christmas wrapping station Sunshine Plaza

The Wishlist Christmas wrapping station is up and running at the Sunshine Plaza until December 24, wrapping your Christmas presents for just a gold coin donation. We have masses of volunteers donating their time and gift-wrapping skills to a noble cause. All of the funds raised from the Wrapping station will be directed to The…

Calling for community support – The House the Coast Built

We are calling on the local Sunshine Coast community to rally behind The House the Coast Built to help create a home away from home for families with loved-ones receiving life-saving treatment at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital. “Our primary focus is to keep families together at a time when the support of loved ones…