Perth Children’s Hospital House
Offering strength and hope each day, every day
Staying at the house
Ronald McDonald House Perth Children’s Hospital gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families. Our warm and supportive home-away-from-home provides the whole family with a comfortable place to stay and peace of mind, knowing they can stay together, within their child’s hospital.
We are one of the few Ronald McDonald Houses located within the hospital building itself. We are a small but comfortable and modern facility, with Queen-sized, ensuite rooms and a large communal living are allowing parents to socialise with other guests and benefit from the company and support of our friendly volunteers, who are always happy to lend a helping hand.
Our tirelessly dedicated team of staff are guided by our Operations Manager Courtney Kennedy. Our House also relies on a committed group of volunteers who generously give their time to make our families feel welcome and supported.
Who’s eligible to stay with us?
Keeping the family together can be extremely tough without support, which is why we offer accommodation for parents of critically unwell and palliative patients, breastfeeding mothers of sick babies, Royal Flying Doctor Service unplanned admissions, parents of transplant patients and those from rural and remote areas.
Ronald McDonald House understands 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 of seriously ill children.
While our policy is to provide free accommodation, your stay at the House may require you to claim financial support towards accommodation and travel from the relevant government transport assistance scheme in your home state. Our friendly team are happy to 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.
Want to know more?
Being forced to move your family far from home, work, school and your entire support network due to a child’s illness is extraordinarily tough. Our House has a wonderful community spirit, where you’ll be able to connect with other families going through experiences similar to your own. Our communal facilities also provide families with the independence to be able to cater for themselves and keep up with day-to-day living as much as possible.
Depending on your needs, you may also be able to transfer to a room at the much larger Ronald McDonald House Nedlands, which is located across the road from the hospital campus, a 300m stroll away.
Make an enquiry
To stay at our Perth Children’s Hospital House, a referral from a social worker or medical authority is required.
If you would like to enquire regarding a stay at our Nedlands House, please call 08 9346 9000.
Keeping our families safe COVID-19
Given the current COVID-19 situation, continuing to provide a safe and supportive environment for families of seriously ill children at our Ronald McDonald Houses and Programs is our absolute priority.
For the latest information please visit rmhc.org.au/covid-19