Wishlist celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday with cake, volunteers, doctors and nurses at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said the milestone was only thanks to the incredible Sunshine Coast community who have supported the local charity for the past two decades.
“Thanks to the incredible community of which we serve, and the inspirational health team we’re honoured to support, we’ve achieved some amazing things,” she said.
“We transformed the former Nambour Hospital oncology unit into a bright and spacious, comfortable multidisciplinary Cancer Centre that continues to treat cancer patients today, twelve years later.
“We provided an emergency accommodation centre to support to almost 16,000 patients of Nambour Hospital and now the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, and their families at Reed House.
“We’ve directed $4.4million in Mix FM Give ME 5 for Kids funding towards our sick kids, through equipment, services big and small, and the education of staff.
“Three houses have been built from donated goods and services, furnished them and auctioned them off to raise $922,000.
“All in all, a phenomenal $17 million has been raised and directed to the needs of the Sunshine Coast Hospital Health Service as identified by frontline health staff and we’ve helped countless patients right here on the Coast for the past two decades.
“And we do it all without touching a single cent of any donation for operational costs thanks to enterprise such as the Nambour Hospital car park, something we don’t take for granted.”
To donate to Wishlist and help support Sunshine Coast patients and their families, visit wishlist.org.au.