Ronald McDonald Family Room Wodonga
Take a break from the wards and hospital routine
Visiting the Family Room
Take a break and be together as a family at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Wodonga 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, purpose-built Family Room. You’ll find a fully-equipped kitchen stocked with essential items and emergency meals, a large family bathroom and complimentary laundry amenities.
Relax and socialise with other families and enjoy home-prepared meals in our spacious lounge and dining area, or retreat to our quiet room for some much-needed peace and privacy. Our Family Room has a relaxing outdoor deck for a breath of fresh air and a courtyard playground for the kids to play.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, all under the leadership of our Family Room Program Coordinator, Karen Trenchard.
We want to make sure families have a home-away-from-home inside the Hospital, away from the clinical environment of the ward. That’s why our Family Room is free and open to all families whose children are undergoing treatment at the Wodonga Albury Health children’s wards.
Our two overnight emergency accommodation rooms are available to families with a child in the Special Care Nursery, with approval from the medical staff.
Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are free of charge. Thanks to generous donations, families have a space away from the wards to recoup and simply be together.
Hospital Family Room Location
Ronald McDonald Family Room Wodonga is located at the Wodonga Campus of Albury Wodonga Health on Level 2, close to the Special Care Unit and the Maternity Ward.
Wodonga Campus, Albury Wondinga Health within the Maternity Ward 51-81 Vermont Street Wodonga, VIC, 3690
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’s kitchen, a bathroom and laundry facilities. For the comfort of our families, we have a cosy lounge area, a quiet room for rest and relaxation. For the siblings, we have a fun playground in an enclosed courtyard, filled with toys and games, a table and chairs and a huge chalkboard. 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.
Our fully equipped kitchen with a stove, microwave and dishwasher, and a fridge stocked with basic essentials. We provide emergency frozen meals to eat in our family dining room, or take home at the end of a long day.
We have a second living room with a TV, a cosy leather lounge and charging stations, as well as a dedicated quiet room with a sofa, a comfy recliner and a breast pump available for mums. We also have an enclosed outdoor deck with a table and chairs for when you simply need a breath of fresh air.
Bathroom and Laundry facilities
Our family bathroom has disability access, a shower, change table and fresh towels for day and overnight guests. You can also make use of our free laundry amenities.
Our two overnight emergency accommodation rooms are available to families with a child in the Special Care Nursery, with approval from the medical staff. Each accommodation room can cater for two adults and two children with temporary beds and cots, and includes a private ensuite, phone, air conditioning and a refrigerator.
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 Wodonga Children's Hospital.
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.
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.
Host a Fundraiser
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.
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