RM Family Room Joan Kirner Women and Children's Hospital
Visiting the Family Room
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at Sunshine Hospital is currently closed.
Take a break and be together as a family at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Joan Kirner Women and Children's Hospital.
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 you’ll find kitchen and bathroom facilities, complimentary refreshments, comfortable family lounge and dining area and space for the kids to play.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is run by a dedicated team of volunteers, all under the leadership of our Volunteer and Family Room Manager Karren Gooding.
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 at Western Health.
Hospital Family Room Location
Ronald McDonald Family Room at Joan Kirner Women and Children’s Hospital is located close in the Children ward on Level 6.
Joan Kirner Woman’s and Children’s Hospital 176 Furlong Street St Albans, Victoria, 3021 Australia
Postal address - Please use our Parkville address
Ronald McDonald Family Room – Joan Kirner Woman’s and Children’s Hospital 22 Gatehouse street, Parkville, Victoria, 3052 Australia
Family Room Facilities
We’ve made our Family Room as homely as possible. That’s why you’ll find a kitchenette with a fridge, microwave and complimentary tea, coffee and snacks, and comfortable family dining area. We have a cosy lounge with a TV and a rapid charge point for your devices, plus a place for the kids to play, stocked with plenty of books, toys and games for all ages. It all goes towards 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.
Our relaxing lounge area contains free computers for your use with complimentary wi-fi.
Our play area provides your kids some much needed space to play, and an assortment of toys, books and games for all ages.
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 Joan Kirner Women and Children's Hospital.
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.
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.
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.
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