Do you live in a regional or rural Victorian town? Would like to learn more about supporting your loved ones during times of medical illness? This year Sarah will be taking MediStays on the road to regional and rural Victoria! Accompanied by Dr Susan Palmer, CEO Gather My Crew, Sarah is looking forward to the…

Engaging rural and regional communities with supportive care in cancer – a lifeline for country patients In Australia, we are fortunate to have access to some of the best cancer treatments in the world. Major discoveries, such as immunotherapy, provide new treatment options for Australians diagnosed with advanced and aggressive cancers, such as melanoma.  Advanced…

World Cancer Day On Monday 4th February, MediStays joins a global movement of communities sharing World Cancer Day. World Cancer Day aims to raise awareness of the differences in access to cancer detection, treatment and care across our communities. World Cancer Day was started by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) who state “access to…

Dr Fiona Hegi-Johnson raising breast cancer awareness In this month’s MediStays blog we celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month and chat to Dr Fiona-Hegi-Johnson. Fiona is a Radiation Oncologist specialising in the care of women diagnosed with breast cancer. She works at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, at the Parkville (city) and Moorabbin campuses.…

Joshua Harkness, Operations Manager Quest Apartment Hotels, Quest King William South  It has been a privilege for MediStays to partner with Quest Apartment Hotels across Australia. Starting with our first partnership in February, we now have direct linkages with ten Quest properties in Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia. Quest staff consistently go “above…

Parkville Hospitals Parkville is a small suburb located on the north eastern corner of the Melbourne CBD. Parkville is also home to some of Australia’s largest hospitals and medical research institutes, known collectively as the “Parkville Precinct”. This neighbourhood is home to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Royal Children’s Hospital, The Women’s…

Heidi Smith and Bright Hearts Accommodation MediStays provides our team with unique opportunities to connect with people dedicating their lives to supporting others. Heidi Smith, the owner of Bright Hearts Accommodation, is a perfect example! Heidi is absolutely delightful, engaging and passionate about making a positive difference to medical travellers. As a Community Welfare worker…