24 Feb Ronald McDonald House Charities WA joins Fun On Four in Perth Children’s Hospital
Ronald McDonald House Charities WA (RMHC WA) is delighted to announce an exciting new experience for Western Australian kids and families in Perth Children’s Hospital much-loved Fun on Four precinct.
The Minister for Health and Mental Health, the Hon. Roger Cook MLA opened the new Ronald McDonald Room in Fun on Four, Tuesday 24th August 2021.
The new Ronald McDonald Family Room in Fun on Four will deliver quality play and learning experiences for young patients and siblings, while offering a comforting and uplifting environment for parents and carers.
RMHC WA in partnership with Child and Adolescent Health Services (CAHS) joined forces to design and revitalise space in Fun On Four, with the goal of an exceptional whole-of-family hospital experience supporting the well-being of young patients.
The new Ronald McDonald Family Room features:
- A Parents’ Retreat with comfortable seating for respite
- A high-end coffee machine
- An Arts & Crafts Zone
- A Teen Den equipped with all of the latest video and arcade games
- A Cinema Room
- A Reading Retreat with enjoyable lounge area
- Soft Play and Toddler Zone
- Explorer’s Zone which includes STEM, sensory, construction and imaginative play
Each year almost 2,000 WA kids and families from across the state rely on the wrap-around service provided by RMHC WA, including its much-loved play and learning programs to support continued development and resilience of sick children and their families.
At Perth Children’s Hospital, RMHC WA provides supported accommodation on Level 5 at its Ronald McDonald House PCH and at its Nedlands House, which is within walking distance of the Hospital. Additionally, the Ronald McDonald Family Room on the Ground Level of PCH provides a comforting sanctuary for families to rest, reconnect and relax during hospital outpatient visits. Adjacent to the Ronald McDonald Family Room, is Kulunga Moort Mia (Noongar for Children’s Place), which is a culturally sensitive environment that provides the opportunity for families to laugh, learn, create and connect with Indigenous culture.
The general opening times are as follows:
- Monday – Friday: 8.30am – 4.30pm
- Saturday – Sunday: 10am – 4pm
For more information, please call 08 9346 9000 or email [email protected]
Quotes attributed to Peter King, Chief Executive Officer RMHC WA:
“Through the State Government’s valued contribution and collaboration with our valued service partner Perth Children’s Hospital, the new Ronald McDonald Family room sets a new benchmark for children’s hospital environments.
“Ronald McDonald House Charities WA and Perth Children’s Hospital works together to support the wellbeing of children and their loved ones by providing an exceptional and supportive hospital experience.
“The power of family togetherness, play and learning in the healing of sick kids cannot be underestimated. That’s why Ronald McDonald House Charities WA helps to put families first in children’s healthcare.
Quotes attributed to Aresh Anwar, Chief Executive, Child and Adolescent Health Service
“I would like to thank Ronald McDonald House Charities WA for their role in making this beautifully revitalised space available to families.
“This wonderful additional to Perth Children’s Hospital provides families with a space to enjoy away from the wards and clinics where children can play, and parents and carers can relax.
“We know that time spent in hospital can often be challenging for the whole family and a break is always welcome.
“Making time for relaxation and play can play an important a role in the healing process and this space will provide children with a break from the clinical environment of the hospital.
“The new Family Room is yet another way that Ronald McDonald House Charities WA provides support to young patients and their families while they are receiving treatment at PCH and we are grateful for the enormous contribution they make to children, young people and their families. “
For any media enquiries please email RMHC WA Digital Content & PR Specialist Saara Khan on [email protected]