Hummingbird House

Photography by Alicia Taylor

Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice. It provides short break stays, family wellbeing services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life for children with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

Hummingbird House is a place where kids can be kids, families can reconnect, and precious memories can be created.

We collaborated with Surroundings to undertake an extensive engagement and briefing process involving workshops and surveys.

The stories and information shared by parents and carers directly influenced the design, and our team was touched by the group’s willingness to be involved.

Brisbane, Australia

Every member of the ThomsonAdsett team has been deeply engaged with all stakeholders of the project, demonstrating an exceptional level of understanding, as well as application of our client brief.

Paul Quilliam, Cofounder, Hummingbird House


The project involved an extensive human-centred engagement and briefing process including workshops with families, clinicians, and other children’s hospice providers in Australia and the UK.