Our Foundation Mascot needs a name – Competition closed

The Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Mascot is the heart and soul of our local organisation. She brings comfort and smiles to sick and injured children and adults in our hospitals, and engages with locals of all ages in our community to help spread the message about our vital lifesaving work.

The Foundation launched a competition to officially name our trusty Mascot with a 32GB Apple iPad up for grabs for the winning name. More than 250 suggestions were put forward by locals in the community before the competition closed at 5pm AEST on November 30, 2017.

Stay tuned for the big reveal of the winning name in early December.

Follow the Foundation on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the chosen name for our Mascot.

Competition rules:

  • All entries must be submitted via Gold Coast Hospital Foundation’s official Facebook page by clicking on the link to fill out the form.
  • Entries are not accepted in comments.
  • For entries to be valid, all you need to do is ‘Like’ the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation Facebook page and then tag two friends.
  • Entries will be accepted until Thursday 30 November 2017 at 5pm AEST.

Terms and Conditions: Enter as many times as you like over the period of the competition. Entries are not accepted in comments. Winner will be judged by a panel at the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation. Final decision on the winning name is at the sole and absolute discretion of the Foundation and no negotiation will be entered into regarding the winner of the competition. By entering this competition you agree to be placed on the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation email newsletter list.

More than 95,000 people in our community helped in 2016-2017

Annual Report 2016-2017

With your ongoing support and generosity, Gold Coast Hospital Foundation was able to help 95,009 people in the Gold Coast community and further afield during the 2016-2017 financial year.

Read all about this incredible impact made possible thanks to overwhelming community donations in our 2016-2017 Annual Report.

Cancer Patient Transport Service takes the worry out of getting to treatment

In July 2015 Gold Coast Hospital Foundation took over management and funding of a dedicated transport service for local cancer patients (previously known as Monique’s Bus).

With three new buses on the road, five days per week, since commencing this vital service has helped relieve the financial and emotional distress associated with regular treatment, travel and parking worries for more than 970 individual patients. One patient who regularly uses the service, Lisa (pictured), said:

 “I couldn’t have got through my treatment without the transport service.  I don’t know what else to say.  I have no idea what I would do if the bus didn’t exist.”

On behalf of the patients who cannot afford parking and travel costs and/or have no one to drive them to appointments, we thank you for helping fund this service through donations and sponsorships.