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Ronald McDonald House Charities GWS

Ronald McDonald House Charities gives seriously ill children the best gift of all – their families.

Our House is a warm and supportive home-away-from-home for families of children who need to travel to The Children’s Hospital at Westmead for treatment. We create a safe and welcoming environment where families can stay connected, and parents can communicate more easily with their child's medical team.

In 2019, Ronald McDonald House Westmead supported over 2100 families with a seriously ill child, allowing parents and carers to focus on the health of their child when they need it most.

Read about our other programs below.

Learning Program

Ronald McDonald Learning Program assists school-aged children with serious illnesses and injuries to catch up on missed education following treatment and recovery.

Education Services

Ronald McDonald House Westmead has a dedicated Learning Centre offering complementary schooling and educational activities for pre-school aged kids through to senior high.

Family Room

Ronald McDonald Family Room, located within the Nepean Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, is a refuge for families while their baby is being cared for in the NICU.

Two brothers, 145 nights at
Ronald McDonald House

Meet Scout and London.

They have a lot in common. The brothers love the outdoors, playing with cars, trucks, their pets (a dog and two guinea pigs) but the truth is, they’re pretty happy doing almost anything as long as they’re doing it together.

They have something else in common, too. They were both born with cleft lips and palates and Pierre Robin syndrome.

The pair have spent much of the first part of their lives in hospitals. But with the help of Ronald McDonald House, they’ve been able to have their parents and each other nearby.

Want to know how you will be helping sick kids?

Ronald McDonald House Charites GWS is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head to rest at night.

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