Staying With Us
Do you have a child who needs to seek treatment at the Children’s Hospital Westmead and live 100kms or more away? If so, we may be able to help you if you meet the criteria that we have listed below.
CRITERIA TO STAY
To stay in the House your sick child must be staying in the House with you, or if they are being treated as in-patients, there must be other siblings that require accommodation. Unfortunately we do not provide accommodation for adults only.
It is important to remember that you and anyone you bring to stay with you at the House must not have any viral illnesses. As a communal living environment many of our children staying with us have weakened immune systems and it is our focus to put their health first.
DOES IT COST TO STAY AT THE HOUSE?
All families staying at the House are eligible for financial support on accommodation costs. Here at Ronald McDonald House Westmead, we only charge the IPTAAS rate, which is fully re-imbursed to you by your local area Health Office on completion of a Patient Accommodation Application Form. If you are staying for long periods of time you can also apply for Bulk Billing, which means you only pay the first two nights and the rest is paid directly to us on your departure.
We will assist you in any way we can to help you complete these forms or with any questions you may have around this process to make it easier for you.
HOW TO GET TO US
From North via Pacific Highway - Travel 14kms along Pennant Hills Road, Right onto James Ruse Drive at North Parramatta - James Ruse Drive becomes Briens Road - Left into Redbank Road – 2nd set of lights past Windsor Rd overpass.
From South via Hume Highway - Cumberland Highway, continue then take right turn at Old Windsor Rd, Briens Road T Junction - Right into Redbank Road.
West from Blue Mountains - Left onto Cumberland Highway at Wentworthville, continue then take right turn at Old Windsor Road, Briens Road T Junction. Then right at lights to Redbank Road.