Helping patients and families stay close during treatment at Sunshine Coast hospitals.
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.
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.
Rates below are for a single room with shared facilities. Weekly rates are available.
Self-contained rooms are available for those with special needs.
$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|
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. We are also able to arrange pick up/drop off to Nambour Train Station and nearby faciltiies for guests if required.
Public transport is also available near the facility.
Parking is free of charge and is available on premises for all guests of Reed House.
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.
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.