MONASH CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, VIC
This program is governed by the VIC & TAS Chapter.
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Monash Children’s Hospital, is located near the paediatric wards on Level 4. It is a warm, welcoming purpose-built room for the exclusive use of parents, carers, guardians and families caring for children receiving treatment as an inpatient or outpatient at Monash Children’s Hospital.
The Family Room is funded and managed by Ronald McDonald House Monash Chapter and it is wholly staffed by our team of trained, caring volunteers. We rely on the generous support of individuals, community groups and our corporate partners to keep our Family Room doors open to parents, carers, guardians and families when they need us the most. We receive no government funding. Use of the Family Room and its facilities is free for guests, although donations are gratefully received.
Our Family Room is a non-clinical environment where families can have a break from the wards and hospital routine.
WE PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING FACILITIES:
- A relaxing lounge close to your child
- Showers to freshen up
- A dark, quiet room and comfortable couches for a short nap
- A free cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit or “Popcake”
- Free internet facilities
- A kitchenette including a fridge and microwave to reheat food
- Laundry facilities to catch up on your child’s washing without waiting to go home.
Together with our wonderful supporters, we provide a large range of supplies - tea, coffee, Milo, sugar, milk, limited soft drinks, bread, margarine, biscuits, Popcakes, hand towels, shower towels, hand soap, shower wash, hair dryer, washing machines, dryers, magazines and computers.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
7.30am – 9.30pm Monday to Friday
7.30am – 6.00pm Saturday and Sunday
Check notices on the Family Room door for Public Holiday operating hours
Volunteer & Family Room Manager
P: 03 9345 4782
The Family Room is 100% staffed by volunteers. We make every effort to fill each shift, however, there may be occasional times when the Family Room is closed or subject to limited hours.