Advancing Medical Research with Hummingbirds and the O’Brien Institute


MediStays pledge to support innovative medical research In the complex and ever-evolving world of medical research, the collaborative efforts of dedicated organisations are crucial to advancing treatments and improving patient outcomes. Hummingbirds, a group of volunteers supporting the O’Brien Foundation, is committed to supporting medical research, and plays a vital role in this landscape. Their […]

Incredible Generosity: a bequest to support patients travelling to the Royal Melbourne Hospital

Image of country patient sitting in nephrology department at hospital to receive kidney dialysis.

Incredible Generosity: how John Perrett’s bequest is transforming access to life saving kidney care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital The world of healthcare is often marked by stories of compassion, resilience, and generosity. One such heart-warming story unfolds at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) Nephrology Department, where a significant bequest from a former patient has […]

Common Scenarios for MediStays NDIS MTA

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1 | Hospital discharge to reduce bed block The term “bed block” refers to patients who are medically ready for hospital discharge, but lack suitable outpatient accommodation. This bottleneck prolongs patient stays, delaying their integration back into the community. It also adds strain to hospital resources. MediStays addresses bed-block with high quality, transitional accommodation. Our […]

How MediStays assisted Vineesha with NDIS MTA during home modifications

MediStays: Assisting Vineesha’s transition to NDIS funded Medium-Term Accommodation during home modifications Who: Vineesha (42 years old living with a diagnosis of Huntington’s Disease)  Stay type: NDIS-funded MTA to move out of her home during accessibility modifications Location: Western Melbourne: Medium Term Accommodation Apartment Navigating the complexities of living with a progressive neurological condition like […]

A young woman’s disability journey from residential aged care to independent living

Young women in wheelchair on the beach

A young woman’s disability journey from residential aged care to independent living   Who: Kaitlyn (29 years old living with diagnosis of cerebral palsy)  Stay type: NDIS-funded MTA to move out of residential aged care Location: Inner eastern Sydney: Medium Term Accommodation Apartment Introduction to Kaitlyn’s Journey Moving out of residential aged care is a […]

MediStays launches Melbourne’s first dedicated hospital discharge accommodation

Introducing Melbourne’s First Dedicated Accommodation by MediStays for Hospital Discharge Support With the official opening just weeks away, Sarah Everitt, MediStays Managing Director, expresses her excitement about the collaboration with the Equisent Group, highlighting the unveiling of their inaugural collection of properties designed specifically to support Victorians transitioning from hospital care. This collaboration marks a […]

NDIS MTA to support a car accident survivor facing life with a newly acquired disability

Image of Jacob, a young man with left leg amputation. Jacob is standing by the swimming pool with his towel.

NDIS Medium Term Accommodation to support a car accident survivor facing a newly acquired disability  Who: Jacob (28 years old, car accident survivor with leg amputation and severe organ damage)  Stay type: Rapid hospital discharge NDIS-funded MTA while awaiting home modifications Location: MediStays @ Brisbane One Bedroom Medium Term Accommodation Apartment About Jacob: Following a […]

NDIS MTA to support a change in circumstances

Image of Katherine and NDIS Participant at MediStays NDIS MTA in Carrum Downs

NDIS Medium Term Accommodation to support a change in circumstances   Who: Roger (55 years old, Down Syndrome, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s Disease)  Stay type: Rapid hospital discharge NDIS-funded MTA while awaiting SDA Location: MediStays @ Carrum Downs  About Roger: Roger initially presented to the Emergency Department at Monash Health due to an altered conscious state as a […]

A shared MTA model: how MediStays supported long term SRS residents to stay together

How MediStays supported long term friends and SRS residents to continue living together Who: Penny (42 years old, Cerebral Palsy), Grant (44 years old, Cerebral Palsy) and Darcy (27 years old, ID and ASD) Stay type: Transition from a long-term SRS home to MTA while awaiting a new SDA home.  Location: MediStays @ Carrum Downs  […]

Providing MTA that can support a smooth transition to long-term SDA

MediStays hotel living room with a couch for country patients staying near the hospital.

When NDIS-funded Medium-Term Accommodation (MTA) supports a smooth transition to long-term Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA) Who: Chris (54 years old, Acquired Brain Injury)  Stay type: Rapid hospital discharge NDIS-funded MTA while awaiting SDA Location: Inner-Eastern Melbourne About Chris: Chris was referred to us by his hospital discharge team following an initial presentation to the Emergency […]

Albert’s Story: Capacity-Building NDIS MTA with Bayley House


Photo: Caitlyn and Albert. Recovering from a stroke and making progress towards more independence Who: Albert (Australian Korean – bilingual, aged 47) Stay type: Transition from hospital to Bayley Stays MTA Location: Lonsdale service by Bayley House About Albert: Our long-term referrers at Monash Health referred Albert to MediStays to support his discharge back into […]

Supporting Accessible Transport for Country Patients with Travellers Aid


Meet Our Latest MediStays Philanthropy Partner MediStays is thrilled to announce Travellers Aid as the latest recipient of MediStays Philanthropy Program. Travellers Aid is a Not-For-Profit service providing important travel and transport support within Melbourne. For travellers arriving at Southern Cross or Flinders Street Stations in Melbourne, a wonderful Companion service is available.  It’s such […]

MediStays support for Brain Tumours Online

MediStays support for Brain Tumours Online A cancer diagnosis comes with a myriad of emotions and uncertainties, including fear and disbelief. For Australians living in rural and regional communities, the need to travel long distances and find a trusted place to stay while they receive treatment often creates additional stress and anxiety. Brain Tumours Online is […]

Try New Things: All-Abilities Arts Centre with Bayley House


From Left: Tamar Dolev (artist), Chan (attendee), Tessa Hens (Program Manager of Bayley Arts). Celebrating the Launch of Bayley Arts and New STA and MTA Options MediStays recently celebrated a new accommodation partner, Bayley House. This adds two exciting new properties to our options for NDIS STA and MTA. Bayley House is located in Bayside […]

Taking a respite break with NDIS STA accommodation

Man with disability and his mum experience quality time through NDIS STA Respite Packages with MediStays.

Supporting parents and informal supports to sustain a participant’s living situation For many adults with a lifelong disability in Australia, their parents have met their primary care needs since birth. Short Term Accommodation (including respite) is designed to support you and your carers if there is a need to take a short break from living […]

MediStays Pledge1%: Victorian FIDA Football League

Peter Ryan founder of the Victorian FIDA football leage on right at a club night, with an inclusive footy player on the left receiving an award certificate.

Supporting Inclusive Footy with Football Integration and Development Association (FIDA) As you may have read in our blog post with Angel Flight, MediStays is committed to the Pledge1% framework. This means we have pledged 1% of our profits to supporting charities and organisations that do amazing work for the communities MediStays also serves. In the […]

Accommodation for country patients needing radiation therapy

MediStays founder shows Radiation Therapy report where MediStays contributes recommendation to support health access for rural regional australians health access

MediStays’ supports accessible and affordable medical accommodation for all Australians. Here’s how rural and regional patients can safely access Radiation Therapy in the city. In November 2022, MediStays founder and Managing Director, Sarah Everitt, attended Parliament House in Canberra for the “Shining a light: Radiotherapy cancer treatment in Australia” report launch. Dr Sarah Everitt (BMedRad […]