We run a number of public appeals throughout the year to raise funds for specific projects, health facilities and illnesses. You can support these appeals as an individual, organisation or company.
2015 Christmas Appeal
This Christmas Gold Coast Hospital Foundation will help bring some holiday cheer to those members of our community who will spend Christmas in hospital.
The annual Christmas Carols evening at Gold Coast University Hospital on December 3 and Robina Hospital on December 10 , will mark the launch of the Foundation’s Christmas Appeal. This year we are aiming to raise $50,000 to deliver further projects like the pediatric Music Therapy service.
Paper donation ornaments are available underneath the Christmas Trees as Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital throughout November and December. We’d love to see photos of ornaments on display, which you can post on our facebook page or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
*Unfortunately we cannot accept Christmas presents from the general public as we need to focus on funding priority medical projects that staff across our health service have requested.
Give Me 5 ForKids – You can help purchase essential medical equipment for children in your community
This annual appeal raises funds for sick children in hospital throughout the month of June and has been running for many years.
This appeal is a partnership between Gold FM and Gold Coast Hospital Foundation and is only successful because of the generous support and involvement of the Gold Coast community.
The 2014 appeal raised $150k to purchase many items of medical equipment currently on our wish list. Items include:
- Baby broncho-oesophagosopes – very small telescopes to look down a baby’s airways to remove any foreign objects – $23,000
- Transport Monitor – monitors heart rate, oxygen saturation and blood pressure while a child is being transferred between departments – $10,000
- C-Mac Laryngoscopy Unit – allows real time visualisation when a child is being intubated in an emergency – $35,000
- Transcutaneous Bilirubin Meters – allows babies having their jaundice levels done by a special machine that touches the skin so blood tests can be avoided – $3,000
Christmas Gifting Trees Appeal 2013
Two huge Christmas Gifting Trees stood tall at Gold Coast University Hospital and Robina Hospital to bring festive cheer to patients, staff and visitors.
Through corporate sponsorship from Southport Sharks, Foxtel and Gold Coast Cabs and public donations, the appeal raised just over $3,000 to purchase medical equipment that will improve patient care:
1. Electronic scales to assess malnutrition in patients
2. A portable suction unit for use when transferring tracheotomy and high-dependency patients
3. Wheelchair for the medical imaging department.