Ronald McDonald House South Island provides free accommodation and support to families with children in need of hospital care in Christchur
Families are stronger when they are together.
Ronald McDonald House South Island provides a 'home away from home' for families going through the emotionally tough experience of having a sick child.
While we can't change the medical outcome we can certainly change the way families cope with it.
Since opening in March 2003, Ronald McDonald House South Island has provided more than 100,000 nights of accommodation to nearly 3,000 families.
A child’s medical battle is perhaps the biggest endurance test a family can ever face, both physically and emotionally. When a child is sick it is vital to their healing process that their family is close by. Our mission is simple, to improve the health and wellbeing of those children by providing free accommodation and support to their families while they are in hospital.
Our facilities were established to help children live happier, healthier lives. We support families of children up to and including the age of 21, and they are never charged for their stay, regardless of whether is it is for one night, or many months.
Having a sick child is stressful and while parents are focused on the medical needs of their children, our facilities aim to alleviate emotional, practical and financial stress for families. With the stressors of everyday life removed, families can simply concentrate on what matters most - their child,
No child should have to face their medical journey alone. We know families are stronger when they are close and our facilities help to keep them that way.
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