The Foundation wants to bring some Christmas cheer into patients rooms on Christmas day this year, and we’ve started with the Christmas Tree appeal now up at Gold Coast University and Robina hospitals. But there’s a nice twist this year…
At each tree you can make a Gold coin donation to help unwell children and adults in hospital this Christmas, but you can also write a personal message on the Christmas cracker cut outs provided and hang them on the tree. On Christmas day, patients in hospital will receive your message with a ‘happy cracker’ placed on their tray.
We hope this will bring a smile to their faces on a day when spending time with family and friends at home is not possible.
Please visit the tress in the foyers of these hospitals and help us make a patients Christmas Day happier!
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Edition one of our bright new look newsletter is hot off the press! We hope you enjoy the many heart-warming stories of how your continuing wonderful support helps Gold Coast patients when they need it the most.
Read all about it …
19 year old Josh’s family’s determination to be his side after his serious road accident, and how the Foundation helped this family be together.
Baby Kai goes home after spending his first 100 days in hospital, thanks to a generous donor enabling the Foundation to provide vital equipment.
Woolworths token appeal raises an astounding $156,292 for the Foundation.
A snapshot of our impact over the past year, reaching over 180,000 Gold Coasters.
And much, much more!
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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.