Ronald McDonald House South Island in Christchurch provides support to families of patients up to and including the age of 18 seeking medical treatment at any Christchurch Hospital.
Any family who lives 100 kms away and needs to travel so their child can receive treatment in Christchurch is eligible to stay.
This can include, but is not limited to:
Visitors are welcome in the House from 9am to 9pm each night, all visitors will be asked to sign-in on arrival.
We ask that visitors remain in the communal space and do not enter the guest bedrooms All guests and their visitors must be infection free. As many of the children staying in the House are seriously ill and undergoing treatment, guests who have been in contact or diagnosed with chicken pox or shingles, or who have had an episode of vomiting, diarrhea or flu-like symptoms in the last 48 hours will not be allowed to enter our facilities.
If you, someone in your family or someone you have been in contact with has been tested for Covid-19 in the past 14-days or have been told by a healthcare provider or public health official that you should self-quarantine due to potential Covid-19 exposure, or that you are suspected of having Covid-19, you will not be allowed entry to the Christchurch House.
Ronald McDonald House South Island provide families with:
Every room in the House has a phone. Your friends and family can call you directly on this. Your phone extension will be given to you on arrival.
Please ask your family and friends to send mail for your attention to:
c/- Ronald McDonald House Christchurch
33 Cashel Street
You will only need to bring your personal items such as toiletries, clothing, communication devices etc.
Our Family Dinner Programme runs most evenings with members of the community preparing a meal and dessert for families staying at the Christchurch House. We have fully stocked freezers and pantries which you are welcome to.
For any additional food requirements, there is a New World Supermarket at South City Mall on Colombo Street, just a 2-minute drive away, or Fresh Choice on Lichfield Street, a 9-minute walk from the Christchurch House.