You never know when you or a family member may need the help of your local hospital. It’s a sentiment that has rung true for the Armesto’s family.
Sunshine Coast-based Armesto’s Transport founder Manuel Armesto was inspired to give to Wishlist after his 20-year-old grandson Tony suffered a brain aneurysm last year.
Wishlist CEO Lisa Rowe said with the family’s permission, their generous $30,000 gift had been directed to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit Family Room.
“The purpose-built Family Room is dedicated to the needs of parents and carers whose child is critically ill at the Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH),” Ms Rowe said.
“Last year we identified an area within the unit to establish a one-bedroom retreat with a kitchenette and family space so caregivers can have some much-needed respite but still be steps away from their loved one.”
The $185,585 project will be similar to the Wishlist-funded Parents Retreat in both the Neonatal Unit and the Child and Adolescent Unit at SCUH.
“This project was one of our top priorities in 2020 and we are so grateful to the Armesto’s family for helping making this project a reality.”
The Paediatric Critical Care Unit Family Room will open to families at the end of this month.
If you would like to give a tax-deductible donation, visit wishlist.org.au or phone (07) 5202 1777.