Family Rooms

Family Room



This program is governed by the Northern NSW Chapter. To find out more click here.

Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford, located within the Gosford Hospital is a comfortable haven where families can escape the hospital environment. Visiting or staying with a child in hospital can be both physically and emotionally draining, particularly if you have other family members to care for too. The Family Room is open for everyone in the family providing somewhere for the kids to play, a kitchen to prepare refreshments, bathroom and laundry facilities. The bright purple door is easily found outside the children’s ward and ensures that you are able to remain close to your child whilst taking that much needed break. Families of both child in and out patients are welcome, and child patients authorised by hospital staff can leave their bed and be together with their family in the Family Room. The Family Room has thousands of family visits per year, but there is always room for your family if ever your child requires hospital medical treatment.

Any family who has a child patient in the Gosford Hospital in the following wards is welcome in the Family Room: Children’s ward, NICU, ICU, Paediatric Outpatient Clinics and Maternity.

Basic refreshments are available when staying at the Family Room, or you are welcome to bring food from home and either refrigerate or heat using our facilities. Complimentary toiletries and laundry powder are also provided. 

Our Facilities

The Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford is a home away from home inside the Gosford Hospital. Open every day, it offers a range of facilities that makes looking after a child in the hospital that little bit easier on the whole family. Set up similar to a home, the convenience of being able to use the kitchen, laundry and bathroom amenities whilst in the hospital or having a comfortable place to take a break in the lounge is appreciated by the families.

Our Board and Executive Officer

As an Incorporated Association, Ronald McDonald House Northern NSW operates the Gosford Family Room under the guidance of Executive Officer Ross Bingham and Board of Directors.


It is the staff and volunteers under the leadership of Family Room Coordinator Jenny Abourizk, that make Ronald McDonald Family Room a warm inviting haven for families. With close to 100 volunteers who generously donate their time, families always have someone to assist and support them.

Ronald McDonald Family Room recruit Volunteers throughout the year and have a limited number of volunteer positions available.  To find out more about volunteering opportunities at Ronald McDonald Family Room Gosford, please email or call 4320 5617.

Jenny Abourizk

RMHC Family Room Gosford Hospital kitchen
RMHC Family Room Gosford Hospital sign