Reed House: emergency medical accommodation

Reed House


Helping patients and families stay close during treatment at Sunshine Coast hospitals.

As of 2 May 2018, Wishlist has resumed responsibility of the management of Reed House to continue to enhance patient care across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the wider community.

We thank the Australian Red Cross and their volunteers for their dedication to Reed House for the past nine years and look forward to continuing the legacy for future patients and their families.


Reed House is Wishlist’s emergency hospital accommodation facility. This facility is available to patients, carers and immediate family members whilst their loved one is undergoing treatment at Nambour, Selangor, Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Situated next to the Nambour General Hospital Emergency Unit, the 20 room facility offers affordable private accommodation with communal living, cooking facilities, special needs rooms, laundry facilities, bed linen and towels as well as lift access, ample on-site parking and a playground for the little ones. Self-contained rooms are also available for those with special needs.

As of 2 May 2018, the facility has been managed by Wishlist and their generous volunteers and caretakers.

Click here to read about how the community rallied in 2009 to build this amazing facility, thanks to The Reed Charity Foundation.  

QUESTIONS?
Please contact Reed House on (07) 5441 1049 during office hours (Monday to Friday, from 8am to 4pm).
Caretaker(s) are on duty all other times for emergencies only.

REED HOUSE ADDRESS
31 Hospital Road, Nambour QLD 4560


Booking


Who can access this service?

Reed House provides a home away from home for both rural and remote Queenslanders, as well as locals who need to access health services in the Sunshine Coast area.

Booking a room

If you live locally and wish to access the service, you will need to obtain a referral from your clinician once you have confirmation of the treatment and where it will be conducted.

If live outside of the Sunshine Coast area and you have been referred by a clinician to a specialist medical service that is not available at your local public hospital or health facility, you may be eligible for a subsidy. To find out more, please read the PTSS Subsdiby information below.
 

CLINICIANS ONLY
If you would like to refer a patient, please first call Reed House on (07) 5441 1049 during office hours to confirm we have a vacancy. Then, download the Reed House Clinician Referral Form and complete this form in full.
Please make note of any special requirements in the comments section.


Rates

Rates below are for a single room with shared facilities. Weekly rates are available.
Self-contained rooms are available for those with special needs.

One person

$60 / night        

Please note that children cannot be left unsupervised whilst staying at Reed House.
There is a strict no alcohol policy and pets are not permitted during your stay.
Twin Share / Double $80 / night
Children (3 - 17 years) $15 / night
Infants (2 years and under)      Free

 

PTSS Subsidy
If you have been referred by a clinician to a specialist medical service that is not available at your local public hospital or health facility, you may be eligible for a subsidy.

Please refer to the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) information on the Queensland Government website to find out if you are eligible and how to apply. Click here to find out more.

Please note eligible patients must receive notification of their approved subsidies prior to travel.

 

Reed House: emergency medical accommodation   Reed House: emergency medical accommodation

Services


Transport

A shuttle service to the Sunshine Coast University Hospital is available for guests of Reed House, departing regularly on week days. If you require the shuttle outside of these times, please contact Reed House volunteers for further details.

Public transport is also available near the facility.

Parking is free of charge and is available on premises for all guests of Reed House.

Service Support

Reed House volunteers are also able to help you access a variety of local services during your stay such as appointment support, referral support and social connection actvities.

Volunteering at Reed House
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact the Wishlist office on (07) 5202 1777 during office hours (Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm).

 


The History of Reed House

Reed House (formerly known as Reed Charity House) was built in 2009 as an emergency medical accommodation service for patients of Nambour General Hospital and their families. This has since expanded to include Selangor, Caloundra and the Sunshine Coast University Hospital.

Built by generous contractors and local construction company, RCQ, the impressive facility is the result of collaboration between The Reed Charity Foundation, Wishlist, the Australian Red Cross, local Rotary Clubs and the wider community.

In 2012 after 3 years of fundraising, the Doug Biggs Memorial Sky Bridge connected Reed House directly to Nambour General Hospital to significantly improve access for patients.

As of 2 May 2018, Wishlist will resume responsibility of the management of Reed House to continue to enhance patient care across the Sunshine Coast, Gympie and the wider community. We thank the Australian Red Cross and their volunteers for their dedication to Reed House for the past nine years and look forward to continuing the legacy for future patients and their families.

Opening of Reed House: emergency medical accommodation   Reed House under construction