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 […]

See You At Melbourne Disability Expo | Free Event 17 – 18 Nov


The MediStays team invite you to join us at Melbourne Disability Expo this month. The theme of this year’s FREE event is ‘My Future, My Choice’.  This free weekend event will bring together a wide range of products and services to help people live their best life. Booths will include government and advocacy organisations, aids […]

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. Last week 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 PhD) […]

MediStays at ATE23: Meet the Team and Book a 1:1


We’re attending ATE23 and would love to meet you there. MediStays is excited to announce we will be attending the 43rd edition of the Australian tourism industry’s largest annual business-to-business event, the Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE23). Hosted in partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and supported by Destination Gold Coast, supporting partners also include MediStays […]

MediStays joins Plan Partners and Able Foods at Bayside Disability Expo


MediStays is excited to announce we will be joining Able Foods and Plan Partners for the Bayside Disability Expo. We invite all of the MediStays NDIS community in Melbourne to come and join us at the Brighton Town Hall on Friday 24th March from 12 – 6pm. There will be a wide variety of providers […]

NDIS Social & Recreation Support: FIDA’s Inclusive Footy


Utilising your NDIS plan for sport and personal growth As MediStays latest Pledge1% partner, we spoke with the founder of the Victorian FIDA Football League (FIDA), Peter Ryan. We share more about common goals between MediStays and FIDA, and how the pledge will support inclusive footy in Australia on this blog post. Here, we are […]

Hospital Discharge: MediStays Support and Assistance


How Our Care Navigators Support Complex Medical Discharge Accommodation & Referrals MediStays is a nationwide service assisting patients, carers and healthcare staff to book trusted accommodation near hospitals. We provide specialist support across hospital  discharge related stays. Our expert team of Care Navigators customise their approach for every situation. This connects Australians and their families […]

Hospital Staff Tips: Refer your patient to MediStays accommodation

MediStays hospital accommodation booking for elderly patient travelling to hospital

How to complete a Booking Assistance Form when your patient needs accommodation Contents Overview: (click a section to jump ahead) Helpful details to have ready Selecting a location to book Accessing MediStays best rates Arranging the length of stay Tips for timing & scheduling Ensuring accessibility features Managing car parking requirements Accessing & approving funding […]

Hospital Accommodation Referrals: How We Help

Patient accommodation referrals

Navigating accommodation referrals for patients and carers: Social Workers and Nurses MediStays is a nationwide service assisting patients, carers and healthcare staff to book trusted accommodation near hospitals. We provide specialist support across hospital visit and hospital  discharge related stays. Our expert team customise their approach for every situation. This connects Australians and their families […]

NDIS Support Coordinator Referrals: How We Help

Man with a disability and his NDIS support worker

Assisting Support Coordinator referrals for participants of the NDIS seeking MTA and STA MediStays is a nationwide service utilised by NDIS Support Coordinators for MTA and STA accommodation referrals for participants of the NDIS. Our trusted and credible service is available to all government and disability providers seeking accommodation for their participants. Our Care Navigators […]

Meeting Guests’ Accessible Bathroom Needs

MediStays hotel accessible bathroom with shower for country patients staying near the hospital.

MediStays’ individualised approach to accommodation with accessible bathrooms Patients living with a physical disability, who are frail, or have undergone an operation often require accommodation with accessible bathrooms that support physical accessibility. At MediStays, we firmly believe that safe and and accessible bathrooms, including toilet and shower facilities is a foundational human right. Unfortunately, accessible […]

Short Term Accommodation (STA) for Participants of the NDIS

A 19-year-old woman with Autism and other learning disabilities using her laptop to study remotely.

Is Respite or Transition to Independent Living right for you? MediStays provides Short Term Accommodation (STA) for Participants of the NDIS, working with individuals to find the right solution for their situation. MediStays’ has flexible options for participants either looking for a respite stay, or trialling possibilities for more independent living. Our variety of fit-for-purpose […]

Our Founder Sarah Everitt and the Story of MediStays

A professional headshot photograph of MediStays Managing Director and Founder Sarah Everitt. Sarah stands against a charcoal wall with a plant in the background. She is wearing a white blouse with a black blazer. She is smiling with long, dark hair around her face.

How did our founder Sarah Everitt’s career in healthcare and her lived experience shape MediStays?   MediStays is a healthcare travel platform developed by our Managing Director and Founder, Sarah Everitt. A nationwide service, we connect Australians and their families with the best accommodation for a hospital visit or disability-related stay. We support a wide […]

Pledge1%: MediStays Meets Angel Flight

Team members from Angel Flight Australia and MediStays stand in front of an Angel Flight plane.

Supporting Healthcare Access for Rural and Regional Australians MediStays works to make it easier for patients and their families to find health and medical accommodation in Australia. We support patients to focus on their health and medical care, rather than the practical and logistical challenges of the journey. The MediStays Mission If you haven’t heard […]