Quest unveils discount deals for frontline healthcare workers

By Sarah Stowe | 22 Apr 2020 View comments

Quest Apartment Hotels has launched a purpose-built online booking service for Australia’s health care workers during the coronavirus crisis. 

The Quest Healthcare Assist will offer healthcare companies and workers heavily discounted rates on self-contained apartments at hundreds of key locations around the country. 

Quest Apartment Hotels COO, David Mansfield said the web app is designed to provide doctors and nurses in particular with somewhere safe and convenient to self-isolate between long shifts. 

Quest’s healthcare workers discount deals

“Australia’s healthcare professionals are doing an outstanding job, working on the frontline to help treat people affected by coronavirus and flatten the curve,” he said.

“These people are often needing to self-isolate between shifts in order to protect their own loved ones and communities – it’s an enormous sacrifice they’re making so we wanted to do something to help.”

Healthcare workers taking up the accommodation offer will have other online services at their fingertips including Room Service Powered by Deliveroo and the Quest Pantry Service for groceries.

To coincide with the latest initiative, Quest has joined forces with a mindfulness app.

“This is obviously an incredibly taxing time for our dedicated medical fraternity, so we have partnered with Australian mindfulness start-up ‘Bloom’ to give all healthcare professionals who book via Quest Healthcare Assist a free app subscription, inviting them to access a variety of mindfulness and relaxation which might provide a little solace”, said Mansfield. 

Bloom, an Australian-made and owned start-up company, features a variety of online tools including guided meditation, a dedicated sleep section and resources to help people check-in with their physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. 

In late March the apartment hotel chain offered up to 80 of its facilities to the government as quarantine venues.

Once the travel bans were implemented Quest began working with corporate Australia to bring employees home. It has provided accommodation for self-isolation and in March was supporting more than 500 families across Australia.