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RM Family Room John Hunter Children's Hospital J1

1 Quiet Room
1 Bathroom
9650 Family Visits

Visiting the Family Room

Take a break and be together as a family at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at John Hunter Children’s Hospital.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is a refuge for you and your family while visiting or staying with a child in hospital. Step away from the ward and into our inviting Family Room where there’s a lounge area, nap room and kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities as well as space for the kids to play.

Our Team

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is run by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers, all under the leadership of Family Room Coordinator Rohan Bingham.

Eligibility

We want to make sure families have a home-away-from-home inside Hospital. That’s why our Family Room is free and open to the families of children receiving treatment in wards J1, J2, H1, NICU, PICU, Nexus and Paediatric Outpatient Clinics.

Fees

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are free of charge. Thanks to generous donations from the community, families have a space away from the wards to recoup and simply be together.

Come and visit

John Hunter Children's Hospital Children's Ward

T: (02) 4985 5683E: newinfo.nnsw@rmhc.org.au

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday - 8:00am – 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday - 8:00am – 6:00pm

Hospital Family Room Location

Ronald McDonald Family Room at John Hunter Children’s Hospital is located at the entrance of the J1 Children’s Ward.

Find Us

John Hunter Children's Hospital Kookaburra Cct, New Lambton Heights NSW 2305

Family Room Facilities

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is a refuge for you and your family while visiting or staying with a child in hospital. Step away from the ward and into our inviting Family Room where there is a kitchen, bathroom and laundry facilities. For the comfort of our families, we have a cosy lounge area, a quiet room for rest and relaxation, as well as space for the kids to play. By giving your kids some much needed space to play, we’re making the time your family spends in hospital just that little bit easier.

Kitchenette

We’ve made our Family Room as homely as possible. That’s why you’ll find a kitchenette with a microwave and a supply of tea, coffee and basic essentials, a fridge for storing your own food and a microwave for heating up meals.

Quiet room

Our quiet room lets you catch up on sleep or spend some time in quiet reflection.

Bathroom and Laundry facilities

Our bathroom includes a shower and toiletries for freshening up as well as a fully-equipped laundry with complimentary laundry powder.

Play area

We’ve also created a small play space with toy and activities for children, helping to make your family’s time in hospital that little bit easier.

Family Room Programs

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms rely on the work of our volunteers and the financial support of individual and corporate donations.

There are many ways you can contribute to our Family Room located in John Hunter Children's Hospital.

Get Involved

Discuss how you, your organisation, school or business can help and become involved.

Call us:(02) 4985 5683

Email us:newinfo.nnsw@rmhc.org.au

Make a donation

As an individual, a group or corporate sponsor, you can assist through regular or one-off donations of money, goods or services, by sponsoring a room, or by organising or attending a fundraising event.

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Volunteering

You can also get involved directly by becoming a volunteer.

A rewarding and enriching experience, as a volunteer, you will witness the amazing difference you can make first-hand by assisting with day-to-day tasks, helping to run activities, or even something as simple as offering a welcoming smile and a listening ear to a family member in need.

 To find out more about volunteering opportunities at Ronald McDonald House please contact us at newinfo@rmhnnsw.org.au or call 4921 4733.

Host a fundraiser

What could be more fulfilling than bringing people together to transform the lives of the families who need our help?

Fundraising is an easy, meaningful and fun way to raise money. From sausage sizzles and trivia nights, to raising money on personal celebration days in lieu of gifts, you can give the gift of togetherness to families with seriously ill children.

Email us at  info@rmhnnsw.org.au to learn more. 

Other ways to help

There are many other ways that you can help our Programs and Families. 

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