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Keeping families close

Providing access to a family-focused environment and support services for all family/whānau with a child needing health care for 17 years and counting.

Response to Covid-19

The health and safety of the families who stay with us, volunteers, and all those working in our programmes is paramount to us as an organisation and we are working hard to prevent the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus.  As we navigate the challenges of COVID-19 it is important to share with you that we are following and have employed the latest guidelines from the New Zealand Government.

Ronald McDonald House South Island is taking a number of measures to ensure the safety of the families we serve, our team and volunteers. Guided by the Ministry of Health and in collaboration with our partnering District Health Boards and RMHC Global we have introduced a series of actions that will ensure we can safely continue to provide accommodation and care for families with a child undergoing medical treatment.

Latest Updates

Wednesday, 23 May 2020

The Christchurch House and Family Room at Southland Hospital have now been partially reopened.  This includes a gradual intake of families, who are assessed as safe to stay at the House and Family Room and a small group of essential team members returning to the House and Family Room.

At this stage the Family Room in the Children’s Haematology Oncology Centre (CHOC) at Christchurch Hospital remains closed as do many communal areas inside Ronald McDonald House.

Our Family Dinner Programme remains on pause until further notice.

For full details and FAQs about how we are operating at this time click here



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