Staying With Us

MONASH, VIC

STAYING WITH US

We aim to change lives by enhancing the quality of life for families with sick children in their hour of need.

Whilst we recognise that we can’t change the medical outcome for the child, we can change how the family cope with the situation.

Our goal is to ensure that we never have to turn away eligible families who need our services.

 

CRITERIA TO STAY

We welcome parents, guardians, carers and families with a child patient 18 years or under who is receiving treatment either as an inpatient or outpatient from any of Monash Children’s Hospital services.

Initial bookings must be made via a health professional. Returning families can book directly with the House by phoning 03 9562 6223.

Accommodation is provided on a one room per family basis.

In the event that the House is full, priority is given based on travelling distance and circumstances.

If one or both parents of a paediatric patient are under 18 years, they must be accompanied by a related adult or guardian over 18 years.

ACCOMMODATION & COST ASSISTANCE

Local Families (within 100km from the hospital)

Please check with reception office staff for details of current rates. The amount is not claimable through the Health Department.

Victorian Families (over 100km from the hospital)

Please check with reception office staff for details of current rates. Victorian Health Department provide travel and accommodation assistance. Claim forms are available from the Ronald McDonald House Reception. Bulk billing is available to eligible country Victorian families who return their VPTAS (Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme) form fully completed to the Ronald McDonald House office on departure. We ask families to ensure that Section C is completed by a relevant representative from the Monash Children’s Hospital and Section D is fully signed by families.

INTERSTATE & OVERSEAS FAMILIES

Please check with reception office staff for details of current rates.

PATIENT TRAVEL SUBSIDY – VICTORIA & INTERSTATE FAMILIES

Please check with reception office staff for details of current rates.