Spending long hours in an uncomfortable hospital waiting room can add stress to an already emotionally draining experience when you’re visiting a sick child. Sometimes it helps to get away from it all, even if you're just going down the hall.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are a warm and welcoming home away from home inside the hospital, away from the clinical environment of the wards. Managed by volunteers, the Family Rooms contain lounge areas, sleeping rooms, laundries, cooking facilities and more, meaning there is always somewhere the family can unwind. Whether it’s somewhere for the kids to play or a sanctuary for mum and dad, our Family Rooms are for the whole family.
GOLD COAST UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL RONALD MCDONALD FAMILY ROOMS
Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland opened its first two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at the start of 2014 at the Gold Coast University Hospital (GCUH). The Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in GCUH are located in the Paediatric Unit and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).
Children under 18 must be escorted by an adult. The Family Room located in the NICU, also has two bedrooms for emergency family overnight use determined at the discretion of GCUH NICU Staff. The Family Room is open seven days a week from 8am to 8pm thanks to the support from our Volunteers.
Visiting a child in hospital can be an emotionally draining and difficult experience. Sometimes it helps to get away from it all, even if you’re just down the hall. For more information about our Family room please contact FamilyRoomGC@rmh.org.au or phone: (07) 5687 4188.
Hours of Operation
Weekdays: 8.00am to 8.00pm
Weekends: 8.00am - 6.00pm
LADY CILENTO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FAMILY ROOM
Our Family Room Program at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital offer essential support services that make a difference to our families with seriously ill or injured children.
None of this is possible without our Volunteers. To find out how you can get involved please visit our RMH South East Queensland Volunteering Page. For further information about our Family Room please contact LCCHFamilyRoom@rmh.org.au or phone: (07) 3068 4540.
Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday : 8.00am to 6.00 pm
Weekends: 10:30am to 5.00 pm
CHARLIE BELL SCHOLARSHIP
WHAT IS THE RMHC CHARLIE BELL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND?
The Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) Charlie Bell Scholarship program in South East Queensland provides financial assistance towards vocational or tertiary studies for children who have experienced serious illness.
Our aim is to give deserving young people the assistance they need to fulfil their career dreams, whether that is payment of university fees, apprenticeship tools, books or supplies for course instruction.
The RMHC Charlie Bell Scholarship program in South East Queensland awards two one-off grants up to $5,000 for young people who are undertaking course instruction in accredited undergraduate institutions.
If you have further questions, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org or call (07) 3646 0587.
To request an accessible version of the Charlie Bell Scholarship Brochure, please email email@example.com
SUNSHINE COAST MARATHON (18-20 AUGUST)
This year, Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland (RMH SEQ) are proud to be one of the beneficiaries for the 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon and Community Running Festival. The event will be held from 18-20 August
Event distances include the Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and the 2km with each road race following the stunning coastline of Alexandra Headlands with white sandy beaches and spectacular vantage points alongside the ocean.
Funds raised will go towards benefitting RMH SEQ as well as the Westpac Foundation who are both major beneficiaries for the event. The 7 Sunshine Coast Marathon is dedicated to the community and since its inception has raised over $1 million for charity and community groups.
Race for a purpose and help support seriously ill children and their families who receive essential accommodation and support services from RMH SEQ.
For more information visit http://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au/