Donating 900 hours of project management time and unveiling Hummingbird House’s rock climbing wall

Nikki Ward

Associate Director, Marketing and Business Development

This month we completed our project management work for Hummingbird House, which included donating over 900 hours of pro-bono time over a two year period. As part of the hand-over we also unveiled a new six metre high rock climbing wall.

Pro-bono services included design management, contractor procurement and negotiations, authority approval management, contract management during construction and overall stakeholder management and co-ordination.

Hummingbird House, Queensland’s only children’s hospice, is an eight bed, facility providing best practice care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families. It is a joint initiative of Hummingbird House Foundation and Wesley Mission Queensland.

Scott Sheehan, Senior Project Manager comments, “We have worked very closely with Hummingbird House founders Gabrielle and Paul to help them realise their vision for the project. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility program we were only too pleased to assist this important initiative. We also delivered the entire project within budget and to the high quality required for a facility of this nature.

“The new rock climbing wall is ready for children to experience an adventure. The outdoor viewing platform combined with the wall will provide Hummingbird House guests and their families with the opportunity to enjoy an experience not found in their own backyards.”

Paul Quilliam, Hummingbird House Co-Founder comments, “We are very grateful for the significant contribution Scott and all the team from Turner & Townsend have made to Hummingbird House, because children with life-limiting conditions need a lifetime of good times. Children with life-limiting conditions can often be defined by what they can’t do. Hummingbird House aims to explore what they can do, with the right equipment and infrastructure, such as the rock climbing wall.”

Hummingbird House will be operated by Wesley Mission Queensland, and has been built at Wesley Mission Queensland’s Wheller Gardens site in Chermside, North Brisbane, close to the Chermside’s transport hub, the Clem 7 and the Prince Charles Hospital.  

Hummingbird House will deliver a wide range of services including: short-break and respite care, symptom management, emotional and psychological support, care at the end of life, bereavement support and many activities and therapies.  

For more information about Hummingbird House, including how you can volunteer, help raise funds and donate, visit their website