Ronald McDonald House RBWH
Our Herston House 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 and close to their child’s hospital.
Each night, up to 48 families call Ronald McDonald House Herston home. Our residential accommodation consists of two large houses side-by-side, with a range of great facilities and communal areas available for all guests to use.
We try to accommodate the needs of families where we can, but this is always subject to availability. Priority is given to families whose children have been recently diagnosed, seriously injured or who require emergency treatment, as well as families of premature babies.
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.
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.
Families staying with us cater for themselves, although we do supply tea, coffee and some basic food items free of charge. Our Make a Meal volunteers drop in every Wednesday night to cook a freshly-prepared meal for our guests to enjoy in a relaxed and social setting.
|Address||22 Garrick Terrace|
Herston QLD 4006
|Phone||(07) 3257 0328|
Herston House is a convenient 3 minute walk from the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital in Herston. Our central location is about 3km from the Brisbane CBD and Central Station. We are also walking distance from the RBWH Bus Station, Exhibition station and riverside parks, with plenty of places to grab a bite to eat or stock up on groceries.