David Stuart

New app helping kids have their say

IT'S only just sold but already Wishlist is putting the money raised through the auction of the House the Coast Built to good use.

The charity organisation has handed out $65,000 of the $304,000 raised through the auction to develop a new app to help sick kids provide feedback on their hospital experience.

The app, built around a digital frog named Fabio, is designed to appeal to children in hospital and help the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service improve their care.

"Children make up 32,500 of the patients seen throughout the Hospital and Health Service every year, yet their views and experiences are not captured reported on," health service engagement officer Graham Reeks said.

Wishlist chief executive Lisa Rowe said the app was a Queensland first.

"No other health service in Queensland has attempted to trial this, and it's a wonderful example of how community fundraising can be used to directly benefit patients throughout the Sunshine Coast," she said.


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