Sunshine Hospital Community Op Shop, St. Albans

Sunshine Hospital Op Shop

Today’s Op Shop: Sunshine Hospital Community Op Shop, located near the main (non-Emergency) entrance of Sunshine Hospital, 176 Furlong Road in St. Albans

DeeW had a checkup at Sunshine Hospital recently, which of course meant visiting the Sunshine Hospital Op Shop (aka Sunshine Hospital Community Shop).  I like how the ‘OP SHOP’ sign with the arrow is written in that hospital lettering. Unfortunately it wasn’t for sale, gahhh. Clothing racks are located under cover outside the op shop entrance, as well as a table of toys. There are more clothes inside. There’s a large display area of glassware, ceramics, shoes, VCR tapes and general home decoratey things:

Sunshine Hospital Op Shop

For children there are mostly clothes, soft toys and a few games and puzzles:

Sunshine Hospital Op Shop

Book area and changing room:

Sunshine Hospital Op Shop

I only spotted a couple of vintage (1970s) dresses not in my size and admitted defeat overall. DeeW however scored big with her $5 budget and bought a few soft toys, like Donkey from Shrek for 50 cents and a battery operated puppy that I secretly hope doesn’t work.

The Sunshine Hospital Op Shop isn’t a large op shop. There were no prices, you just ask the volunteers how much something costs and they’ll give you a price. Because it’s near the hospital entrance there are no parking options (I think the parking outside is more for quick drop offs and pickups and where taxis wait). However if you’re visiting the hospital, the op shop is certainly worth a browse every time as stock changes. Don’t let the small size put you off! I’d go back again if I was in the area– that’s the magic about op shopping!  There might be nothing today but probably something great next time. Maybe that sign…


4 thoughts on “Sunshine Hospital Community Op Shop, St. Albans

    • I got rid of forgotten-about stuffed toys after hiding them for nearly a year, then months after I donated them my daughter asked where they were!

  1. I think op shops are hospitals are a great idea – anything to cheer up a hospital is great (love the meerkats at the royal children’s) and you always end up with lots of time to wander about – wonder if people in hospital get gifts from the op shop 🙂