Staying With Us
We provide accommodation support to families of seriously ill children who are currently receiving treatment at the Townsville Hospital.
CRITERIA TO STAY
Families of Seriously Ill Children
Parents who have a seriously ill child or children are welcome to stay at Ronald McDonald House. We warmly welcome families from all over Queensland and Papua New Guinea and other states if necessary.
Ronald McDonald House is a family facility therefore Mum, Dad and the kids can all stay together for little or no cost.
Patients and their families who are receiving treatment either as an inpatient or outpatient at the Townsville Hospital or another medical facility in Townsville can stay with us.
We also welcome mothers who are awaiting the birth of their baby or babies who need to be close to medical care prior to the birth.
The Townsville Hospital is the only other hospital in Queensland outside Brisbane that has a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to care for pre-term and very ill babies. Mothers and babies are transferred from their base hospital either before the birth or immediately after.
These babies are often in hospital for some weeks or months until they are well enough to be discharged to their home.
ACCOMMODATION & COST ASSISTANCE
North Queensland Families
Please speak to our office staff for information about costs and application forms for State Government assistance.
There are assistance schemes available in other States and Territories, so please check with your own Government department or local Hospital for relevant information.
We occasionally provide services for overseas families in need. Please speak to our office staff for further information about costs.
For more information about staying with us, please see our FAQ's below.
To request an accessible version of the Accommodation FAQ's, please email email@example.com