The prestigious Coastline BMW Sunshine Coast Summer Racing Carnival Gala Ball was held on Friday night at the Caloundra Events Centre. On behalf of the Wishlist team, we would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the event. Through the raffle and auctions, a total of $76,900 was raised towards a C-Mac Video Laryngoscopy for Nambour Hospital’s Emergency Department and a Point of Care Ultrasound for Caloundra Hospital’s Emergency Department.
Two local heroes from Nambour’s Emergency Department, Dr Joe Deverill and Dr Gabrielle Blanch, gave a hilarious demonstration Friday night on how the new C-Mac equipment will be used. They said the use of the use of video laryngoscopy would benefit the department greatly by reducing risks, increasing first pass success rates and allowing other staff members to observe the intubations.
Wishlist can’t thank Dr Deverill and Dr Blanch enough for all they do and also to the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Staff who commit their lives to saving others. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who helped set up the event and the generous Sunshine Coast Community for continuing to make the purchasing of new equipment a reality.
Congratulations to all our auction winners on Friday night and to Angela O’Donoghue who won the diamond pendant sponsored by K.Smith and Son Jewellers worth $15,000. A great night had by all and a great way to kick off 2015.