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Ronald McDonald House | Perth Children’s Hospital

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Ronald McDonald House in Perth Children’s Hospital gives kids who are seriously ill or injured the best gift of all – their families. This 14 bedroom House, located on Level 5 of the hospital, has the closest access to the ward for parents, carers and guardians of critically ill patients

Accommodation in this House is allocated by Perth Children’s Hospital to parents, carers and guardians of critically unwell and palliative patients, Royal Flying Doctor Service unplanned admissions, transplant patients and breastfeeding mothers of sick babies.

14

Ensuite Bedrooms

1

Play area

Meals

Breakfast & Dinner Provided

1

Domestic Kitchen

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Nights of supported accommodation for patients and their families

Staying at the Perth Children’s Hospital House

This 14 bedroom House is modern and comfortable, and has the closest access to the ward for parents, carers and guardians of critically ill patients.

We provide families staying in this House with tea and coffee facilities including a coffee machine; computer and internet access; quiet reading zone and TV area; as well as access to lockable storage units and laundry facilities.

Please note: this house has limited access for siblings and additional support people. Families with siblings, can apply to stay at the much larger Ronald McDonald House Nedlands, located 300m away from the hospital.

Rooms at the Perth Children’s Hospital House

This house is comprised of 14 Queen-sized ensuite rooms.

Each room is equipped with a queen sized bed, private bathroom and TV, providing a welcome respite at the end of a stressful day.

Photo looking across the dining, kitchen and one lounge area

Meals at the Perth Children’s Hospital House

While families staying in this House can cater for themselves using the domestic kitchen in the communal living area, we provide pantry items as well as daily meals:

  • A breakfast banquet each day consisting of fresh fruit, cereal, pancakes, toast and preserves, tea and coffee
  • Dinner is provided each evening by RMHC WA’s chef

Families are provided with a dry storage locker should they require during their stay.

Support During Your Stay

RMHC WA’s staff and volunteers are on hand to provide support and assistance during your stay

  • You’ll see our “Helping Hands” volunteers around the house, so please say hello
  • Our PCH Family Liaison Officers will be able to answer any queries about your stay and provide assistance with paperwork if required
  • Our Wellbeing Coordinator offers one-on-one counselling sessions for both children (patients and their siblings) and their parents, guardians or carers. Should you require the support of our Wellbeing Coordinator, please see our PCH Family Liaison Officer to arrange this
Photo of a volunteer cleaning the kitchen area of the PCH House

Staying at the house

Accommodation in this House is allocated by Perth Children’s Hospital to parents, carers and guardians of critically unwell and palliative patients, Royal Flying Doctor Service unplanned admissions, transplant patients and breastfeeding mothers of sick babies.

Alternative Accommodation Options

Families that include siblings of the patient, can apply to stay at the much larger Ronald McDonald House Nedlands, located 300m from the hospital, where rooms can be configured to accommodate family groups.

Fees

We understand that being away from home for long periods of time can put families under financial pressure. That’s why our accommodation is free for eligible families with sick or injured kids.

While our policy is to provide free accommodation, regional patients may be required to claim financial support towards accommodation and travel from the relevant government transport assistance scheme. Our friendly PCH Family Liaison Officers will work with you to apply for the relevant financial support.

To find out if you’re eligible for government financial assistance, contact your hospital social worker or talk to one of our team, or check out the WA Government Country Health Service webpage for the Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS)

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Acknowledgement of Country

Ronald McDonald House Charities Western Australia respectfully provides its support to all Western Australian Families on Whadjuk Country. We acknowledge the traditional owners of Country throughout Western Australia. We recognise the continuing connection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander to the sky, lands, waters, and culture. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of the Noongar people.