Santos Family Room Perth Children's Hospital
Take a break from the wards and hospital routine
Visiting the Family Room
Take a break from the ward and be together as a family at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Perth 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 we have a spacious lounge area, a kitchen with complimentary tea and coffee facilities, a Family Resource library and internet facilities, as well as a Parenting Room and a children’s play area, where kids can take time out to have fun.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is also home to Kulunga Moort Mia, a culturally sensitive space for Aboriginal families to take time out or meet with the hospital’s Aboriginal Liaison Officers.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Room is run by a dedicated team of volunteers under the guidance of our Operations Manager Courtney Kennedy.
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 was purpose built for the free and exclusive use of parents, carers, guardians and their families with children undergoing inpatient or outpatient treatment at Perth Children’s 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.
Hospital Family Room Location
Ronald McDonald Family Room at Perth Children’s Hospital is located on the hospital’s ground floor. The closest access point is through the North Entrance.
Level G, Perth Children's Hospital 15 Hospital Ave, Nedlands WA 6009
Family Room Facilities
We’ve purpose-built our Family Room to be as homely as possible, especially for families who have travelled long distances to be with their children. That’s why you’ll find a kitchen stocked with complimentary tea, coffee and other essentials, a Parenting Room and change facilities. Our Family Room also includes play areas with toys and activities as well as two dedicated lounge/meeting spaces - our Family Resource Centre, and Kulunga Moort Mia to make spending time in hospital easier for the siblings of seriously ill children.
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.
Family Resource Centre
The Family Resource Centre provides free computer and internet access, kitchen and dining facilities as well as a health resource library with informational materials from the Child and Family Engagement Service and Non-Government Organisation (NGO) service providers.
Kulunga Moort Mia is a culturally sensitive space where Aboriginal families can rest or enjoy refreshments during their hospital visits. The lounge provides a comfortable space for families to meet with the hospital Aboriginal Liaison Officers for support and information about services.
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 Perth 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.