Reed House turns 15

26 Apr 2024

Wishlist staff, volunteers, donors, Rotary Clubs and community members gathered at Reed House to celebrate 15 years of compassionate support for over 22,150 guests.

Reed House is available to patients, families and caters to those who need to stay close to a Sunshine Coast hospital while undergoing treatment, surgery or emergency stays.

Wishlist’s hard-working and passionate volunteers at Reed House make it a ‘home away from home’ for our guests.

Formerly known as Reed Charity House, the 20-room facility was built in 2009 as an emergency medical accommodation service for patients of Nambour Hospital and their families.

This has since expanded to support patients, families and carers who need to stay close to all Sunshine Coast hospitals.

Built by generous contractors and local construction company, RCQ, the impressive facility is the result of collaboration between The Reed Charity Foundation, Wishlist, the Australian Red Cross, local Rotary Clubs and the wider community.

In 2012, after three years of fundraising, the Doug Biggs Memorial Sky Bridge connected Reed House directly to Nambour Hospital to significantly improve access for patients.

In 2018, Wishlist resumed management to continue to enhance patient care across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the wider community.

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After 15 years of operation, Wishlist is excited to announce that Reed House will receive up to $100,000 of the profits of projects like the Wishlist House Gympie for a well-deserved renovation.

Honour Wall

A highlight of the morning was the reveal of the new Wishlist Daisy on the Reed House wall, created with tiles of supporters who generously contributed to the five-year $1.7 million fundraising campaign to establish the Cancer Centre in Nambour Hospital.

Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said: “This just means the absolute world to me".

These tiles were originally displayed on the Cancer Centre honour wall, however due to renovations at Nambour Hospital, the tiles were removed and had not yet found a new home.

All thanks to the massive efforts from volunteer Christine, who put together the beautiful daisy to display and thank all supporters who make a big difference.

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Sunquest Signs recently completed the new Cancer Centre Honour Wall to represent the Sunshine Coast and Gympie community efforts.

The synergy between these wall arts just gives us goosebumps.
Sunquest Signs
“Never doubt that a small group of insightful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”, Margaret Mead (Anthropologist).
Reed House Birthday
Reed House Birthday
Reed House Birthday
Reed House 15 yrs of serving

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