Welcome to

RM Family Room Royal North Shore Hospital

Take a break from the wards and hospital routine

1 Kitchen
1 Bathroom
3000 Family Visits

Visiting the Family Room

Take a break together at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Royal North Shore Hospital.

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room offers respite for you and your family while visiting or staying with a child in hospital. Step away from the ward and into our Family Room, where you’ll find full kitchen and bathroom facilities, complimentary refreshments and a comfortable family lounge and dining area to relax.

Our Team

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, all under the leadership of our Program Manager – Family Room and Volunteers, Dianne Mangley.


We want to make sure families have a home-away-from-home inside the Hospital, away from the clinical environment of the ward. That’s why our Family Room is free and open to all families whose children are undergoing inpatient or outpatient treatment in the Paediatric Ward of the Royal North Shore Hospital.


Ronald McDonald Family Rooms are free of charge. Thanks to generous donations, families have a space away from the wards to relax and simply be together. If you would like to offer support or make a donation of goods to our Family Room, please contact our House.

Come and visit

Level 7, Royal North Shore Hospital

T: (02) 9382 3132

E: randwick@rmhc.org.au

Hours of Operation

Monday to Friday – 8:00am to 9:00pm Saturday & Sunday – 9:00am to 9:00pm

Hospital Family Room Location

Ronald McDonald Family Room Royal North Shore is located on Level 7 of the Clinical Services Building, inside the Humpty Dumpty Ward at the Royal North Shore Hospital in St Leonards, Sydney.

Find Us

Level 7, Royal North Shore Hospital Reserve Road, St Leonards NSW 2065

Family Room Facilities

Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is a refuge for you and your family while visiting or staying with a child in hospital. Step away from the ward and into our inviting Family Room where there is a kitchen, bathroom and shower facilities. For the comfort of our families, we have a cosy lounge area, as well as space for the kids to play. By giving your kids some much needed space to play, we’re making the time your family spends in hospital just that little bit easier.


We’ve made our Family Room as homely as possible. That’s why you’ll find a kitchenette with a microwave and a supply of tea, coffee and basic essentials, a fridge for storing your own food and a microwave for heating up meals.

Lounge and Dining area

Sit at our dining table enjoying a freshly baked slice of cake or muffin made with love by our volunteers or read a book on our cosy lounge – we love visitors, that’s why we are here!

Bathroom facilities

Our bathroom includes a shower and toiletries to freshen up after a long day.

Family Room Programs

Ronald McDonald Family Rooms rely on the work of our volunteers and the financial support of individual and corporate donations.

There are many ways you can contribute to our Family Room located in Royal North Shore Hospital.

Get Involved

Discuss how you, your organisation, school or business can help and become involved.

Call us:  (02) 9382 3132

Email us:  randwick@rmhc.org.au

Make a donation

As an individual, a group or corporate sponsor, you can assist through regular or one-off donations of money, goods or services, by sponsoring a room, or by organising or attending a fundraising event.

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A rewarding and enriching experience, as a volunteer, you will witness the amazing difference you can make first-hand by assisting with day-to-day tasks, helping to run activities, or even something as simple as offering a welcoming smile and a listening ear to a family member in need.

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Host a fundraiser

Fundraising is an easy, meaningful and fun way to raise money. From sausage sizzles and trivia nights, to raising money on personal celebration days in lieu of gifts, you can give the gift of togetherness to families with seriously ill children.

Email us at randwick@rmhc.org.au to find out more.

Other ways to help

There are many other ways that you can help our Program and families. 

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