About Us

SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND CHAPTER

ABOUT US

Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland is the largest chapter in Australia and operates three Houses that provide essential accommodation and support services for seriously ill or injured children and their families who live more than 50km from the treating hospital in Brisbane. We cater for families who live in remote and rural areas and are required to travel to Brisbane for treatment. Our purpose built Houses provide accommodation with ensuites and shared recreational areas for families, including kitchens, lounges, children’s play areas, courtyards, laundries and quiet areas for those needing to conduct business during their stay.

We operate the following programs:

RMHC South East Queensland operates a 50 room House at Herston beside the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, a new 13 level House at South Brisbane with 70 rooms situated directly opposite the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital and Mater Mothers’ Hospital and a House with 10 overnight accommodation rooms within the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Our Mater House was decommissioned in September 2016 upon the opening of the South Brisbane House.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a special place inside hospitals where families can relax and have time away from a clinical setting while remaining close to their child. We have two Family Rooms inside the Gold Coast University Hospital and one based inside the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Our Family Rooms endeavour to provide this retreat for our families and we rely on volunteers to operate the rooms.

The Ronald McDonald House Learning Program has been developed to provide educational programs to support students who have missed schooling due to serious illness. Every year, thousands of children around Australia are treated for serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and cystic fibrosis. The impact of hospitalisation, medications and lengthy recovery means that many children fall behind in their education and never reach their full potential. The Learning Program offers assistance to children to catch up on their education. For more information on how to access the Ronald McDonald Learning Program please contact us by phone 07 3646 0587 or email rmlp@rmh.org.au

Our Mission: Keeping Families Close
Our Vision: We strive to help families stay together by providing support services

OUR BOARD

The Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland Inc. Board of Management structure consists of members from McDonald’s Australia, Hospital representatives and the Community.  

Chairman
Mr Adam Dando- McDonalds Representative

Deputy Chair 
Dr Amanda Dines - Health Representative

Treasurer
Mr Peter MacGinley- McDonalds Licensee

Hon. Secretary
Ms Tanya Manteit - Mulcahy- McDonald's Licensees

Dr David Wood- Health Services Representative

Mr Alan Scott- Community Representative

Mr Mick McLoughlin- Community Representative

Ms Leone Costigan- Community Representative

Mr Christopher Holder- Community Representative

Mr Michael Robertson- Community Representative

Mr. Stephen Moore, Community representative

Ex Officio: Dr John Gilmour- Chief Executive Officer

Company Secretary: Ms. Irene Kennedy – Stathis

OUR STAFF

Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John Gilmour

Executive Manager Operations: Ms. Helen Boysen

Executive Manager – Finance: Mr. Laurie Greene

Executive Manager – People & Culture: Mrs. Petrina Williams

Executive Manager – Fundraising: Ms. Theresa Scanlan

OUR VOLUNTEERS

Our volunteers are the heart of our Houses and Family Rooms. The families we help require a wide range of services and support which is why we rely on volunteers with many different skills who can help us meet their needs. Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House is rewarding because you are able to work with remarkable people along the way while making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families.

How to Volunteer with Us

Please consider giving us the gift of your time, your energy and your skills – they are invaluable to us. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our Houses or Family Rooms, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/rmhseqvolunteer 
For an information pack email: volunteer@rmh.org.au 

OUR CHAPTER FUNDRAISING

Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland raises funds to support the accommodation and services we provide to seriously ill children and their families. We depend upon the valued support received from our corporate, community and individual partners who generously donate funds, goods and services to our organisation. Through our various fundraising activities you can also assist the families utilising our vital services. For more information about how you can help please call 07 3646 6353 or email fundraising@rmh.org.au

OUR CONTACT DETAILS

For all enquiries, please feel free to contact us via

Ronald McDonald House Charities, South East Queensland
22 Garrick Terrace, Herston Qld 4006
PO Box 72, Royal Brisbane Hospital Qld 4029
T: 07 3257 0328 | F: 07 3257 0329 | E: RMHSEQ@rmh.org.au

Name of Inc. Organisation: Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Inc.
DGF Status/ABN 88 438 652 383 / 2014 Public Benevolent Institution

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