Welcome to

RM Family Room Northern Hospital

Take a break from the wards and hospital routine

1 Kitchen
1 Bathroom
1 Play Area

Visiting the Family Room

Take a break and be together as a family at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at The Northern Hospital, Melbourne.

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, bathroom and laundry facilities as well as space for the kids to play.


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 Children’s Ward or Special Care Nursery at The Northern Hospital.


Ronald McDonald family Rooms are free of charge. Thanks to generous donations, families have a space away from the wards to recoup and simply be together.

Come and visit

Find us on the ground floor of the Northern Hospital in Epping, Melbourne:

T:  (03) 9966 8409 

E:  victas@rmhc.org.au

Opening Hours:

Our doors are open to eligible families with swipe access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our volunteer staff is on-hand the day to provide assistance and support to our families during their time in hospital. 

Hospital Family Room Location

Ronald McDonald Family Room Northern Hospital is located on the Ground Floor of The Northern Hospital in Epping, Melbourne.

Find Us

Ground floor; The Northern Hospital, Melbourne 185 Cooper St, Epping VIC 3076

Family Room Facilities

We’ve made our Family Room as homely as possible. That’s why you’ll find a kitchenette, comfortable lounge, dining and play area as well as bathroom and laundry facilities, so that the time your family spends in hospital is just that little bit easier.

Kitchenette and Lounge

Our kitchenette contains a fridge, microwave and complimentary tea, coffee and snacks, and a comfortable lounge with a TV, sofa and charging station.

Dining area

A family-sized dining table is available for enjoying your own brought-in meals.

Bathroom facilities

Our bathroom includes a shower and free linen for freshening up, as well as convenient laundry amenities and washing powder.

Play area

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 Northern Hospital.

Get Involved

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

Call us:  (03) 9966 8409

Email us:  victas@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.

> Apply to volunteer

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 victas@rmhc.org.au to learn more. 

Other ways to help

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

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