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Seven years of great service

If you’ve visited Gympie Hospital you would have stopped by the Wishlist Coffee House and been helped by the shops well-known Manager, Richard Ward. Richard has spent the better part of a decade looking after the operations of the Coffee House and its hard-working tribe of volunteers. After many years of service and over $400,000…

Wishlist raises $214k for local research

Wishlist and the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service’s Study, Education, Research Trust fund (SERTF) are on a mission to reduce the number of children that lose their lives to sepsis by funding vital research into the deadly condition. The Sunshine Coast Community knows the story of little Finn Smith—the 13-month-old boy who lost his…

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…

Wishlist funding to help high-risk teens

A Wishlist grant of $11,250 will fund a new student prevention program aiming to help eliminate alcohol as the leading cause of death for 15-29-year-olds. The Preventure program, which received the 2019 Primary Prevention Award by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, will begin with a personality test taken by Year 7 and 8 students in…

Celebrating The House The Coast Built with Darren Lockyer!

Wishlist’s newest emergency hospital house, The House The Coast Built is entering its final stages of construction, as the exterior gets closer and closer to completion. The affordable accommodation will be a home away from home for families requiring close proximity to their loved ones receiving treatment at SCUH, and aims to be completely finished…

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…

Reed House: A home away from home when disaster strikes

Families go on holiday to enjoy some relaxing time together, but the Leese family’s holiday to the Coast turned into nothing short of a nightmare. The Northern Sydney family of five finished their holiday at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) when their 9-year-old daughter Isabella became unexpectedly sick. “We were on holidays on the…

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…

Wishlist connects local businesses

It’s been dubbed the Sunshine Coast’s only app that gives back. The new-look WishlistConnect app is a tech-savvy, feel-good opportunity for businesses to support Wishlist, the local hospital foundation, through their sleek digital advertising platform, WishlistConnect. The new app officially launched on Tuesday 28 May at the Best Western Lake Kawana to a crowd of…