MediStays is an Australian accommodation directory for patients, carers and health care professionals seeking accommodation close to hospitals. We’re making it easier for people on a medical journey to focus on their tomorrow.
Our co-founders, Sarah and Craig Everitt, created MediStays in 2016. Sarah and Craig are health care professionals employed at large Melbourne hospitals and are passionate about supporting all patients to access the best medical care available.
Dr Sarah Everitt (BAppSci Med Rad, PhD) has a degree in Radiation Therapy (RT) and a PhD in RT and molecular imaging in lung cancer. In addition to co-founding MediStays, Sarah is a Clinical Research Fellow at a major cancer hospital in Melbourne. Sarah is currently researching new methods of imaging and treating women diagnosed with high risk breast cancer and lung cancer.
Craig Everitt (BAppSci Med Rad, GrDEd&Tr MHM) is a co-founder of MediStays and a manager at an Australia-wide provider of radiation therapy and cancer care. Craig also has a clinical background in Radiation Therapy and has extensive experience caring for people diagnosed with cancer in metropolitan and regional Australian hospitals. He supervised the startup phase of two new radiotherapy departments in regional NSW (North Coast Cancer Institute, Port Macquarie) & metropolitan Melbourne (Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Sunshine Hospital). Craig also lectures at Monash University in the subject of health care regulation.
Sarah and Craig have developed MediStays in close collaboration with a team of healthcare professionals, not-for-profit organisations, privately operated and commercial accommodation providers. Together, we bring combined experience from several of Australia’s leading public and private hospitals in both metropolitan and regional medical centres, accommodation and hospitality industries. We understand the importance of high quality, evidence-based healthcare and we are committed to supporting patients on a medical journey.
MediStays for patients and carers
Better access to medical services is fundamental to achieving improved health care outcomes for all Australians. At MediStays, we support patients to access the best medical care by providing convenient accommodation options close to hospitals and medical facilities. Accommodation providers have supplied us with discounted rates on your behalf, simply access a discount code and book directly.
MediStays for health care professionals
MediStays provides an efficient and reliable platform for health care professionals assisting patients and carers to book suitable accommodation. MediStays can be used by health care professionals booking on behalf of their patients. Our website address can also be given directly to your patients enabling them to select and book accommodation independently. Our accommodation partners have provided us with discounted rates for your patients, saving you time and the need to make ad-hoc negotiations and phone calls. We also follow-up with supportive information including PATS, meals and transport.