Next Step Scholarship

The Next Step Scholarship was established in 2017 by clinicians committed to supporting education and research projects within the service.

This fund is to enable clinicians to give to Wishlist's annual investment in research and education across the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service, and particularly for staff who are not entitled to any award provision for education and training.

On June 30 each year, funds in the Next Step Scholarship account will be split - 50 percent of the funds to be directed to education and 50 percent to research. The education commitment will be held aside for Administrative and Operational Services staff of the SCHHS, or those staff who do not receive educational support through their award entitlement.


Any SCHHS staff member can regularly give to the Next Step Scholarship and support staff education and health research on the Sunshine Coast. 

Can you make a regular donation to the support your colleagues through the Next Step Scholarship?

Download the regular giving form

It's easy to fill out the Regular Giving Form and return to the Wishlist office or email


To apply for an education bursary click HERE, or for Research click HERE.


"I am a new permanent employee of Queensland Health, I currently work on the acute stroke ward as a speech pathologist. I had not accrued PD leave to attend the Smart Strokes Conference, however, I work in an extremely supportive team and my team leader was happy for me to attend out of personal leave. The money received by Wishlist helped clear a large credit debt accrued from purchasing the conference ticket.

The Smart Strokes Conference gave me the opportunity to meet and hear from clinicians across allied health disciplines, nursing and medicine from around Australia and overseas. I also had the opportunity to meet vendors and organisations who supply equipment and support to stroke survivors.

My experience at the conference has definitely impacted on the way I work within my multidisciplinary team and improved my holistic management of patients and their families recovering from stroke." - Speech Pathologist Kate Delboux.

"I have just returned from Melbourne where I attended the Circle of Security Course four-day course. Thankyou Wishlist, the course was absolutely amazing and life changing. I am now a proud facilitator and able to share my wealth of knowledge with my fellow colleagues.

Circle of Security has provided me with an understanding in behaviour management, only enhancing the quality of care we provide to young people and their families. It has also helped me identify and learn new approaches for promoting secure attachment in young people." - Clinical Nurse Rebecca Veltman.