SOUTH EAST QUEENSLAND CHAPTER
Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland (RMHC SEQ) is the largest chapter in Australia and operates three Houses that provide essential accommodation and support services for seriously ill or injured children and their families. Our purpose built Houses provide accommodation with ensuites and shared recreational areas for families, including kitchens, lounges, children’s play areas, courtyards, laundries and quiet areas for those needing to conduct business during their stay.
We operate the following programs:
- Ronald McDonald House Herston
- Ronald McDonald House South Brisbane
- Ronald McDonald House at QCH
- Ronald McDonald Family Room Gold Coast Hospital NICU
- Ronald McDonald Family Room Gold Coast Hospital Children’s Ward
- Ronald McDonald Family Room at QCH
RMHC SEQ operates a 50 room House at Herston beside the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital, a new 13 level House at South Brisbane with 70 rooms situated directly opposite the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) and Mater Mothers’ Hospital and a House within the QCH. Our Mater House was decommissioned in September 2016 upon the opening of the South Brisbane House.
Our Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a special place inside hospitals where families can relax and have time away from a clinical setting while remaining close to their child. We have two Family Rooms inside the Gold Coast University Hospital and one based inside the QCH. Our Family Rooms endeavour to provide this retreat for our families and we rely on volunteers to operate the rooms.
The Ronald McDonald House Learning Program has been developed to provide educational programs to support students who have missed schooling due to serious illness. Every year, thousands of children around Australia are treated for serious illnesses such as cancer, heart disease and cystic fibrosis. The impact of hospitalisation, medications and lengthy recovery means that many children fall behind in their education and never reach their full potential. The Learning Program offers assistance to children to catch up on their education. For more information on how to access the Ronald McDonald Learning Program please contact us by phone 07 3646 0587 or email LearningProgram.SEQ@rmhc.org.au
Our Mission: Keeping Families Close
Our Vision: We strive to help families stay together by providing support services
The Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland Inc. Board of Management structure consists of members from McDonald’s Australia, Hospital representatives and the Community.
Mr Adam Dando- McDonalds Representative
Dr Amanda Dines - Health Representative
Mr Peter MacGinley- McDonalds Licensee
Ms Tanya Manteit - Mulcahy- McDonald's Licensees
Dr David Wood- Health Services Representative
Mr Alan Scott- Community Representative
Mr Mick McLoughlin- Community Representative
Ms Leone Costigan- Community Representative
Mr Christopher Holder- Community Representative
Mr Michael Robertson- Community Representative
Mr. Stephen Moore- Community Representative
Ex Officio: Dr John Gilmour- Chief Executive Officer
Company Secretary: Ms. Irene Kennedy – Stathis
Chief Executive Officer: Dr. John Gilmour
Executive Manager Operations: Ms. Helen Boysen
Executive Manager – Finance: Mr. Laurie Greene
Executive Manager – People & Culture: Mrs. Petrina Williams
Executive Manager – Fundraising: Ms. Theresa Scanlan
Our volunteers are the heart of our Houses and Family Rooms. The families we help require a wide range of services and support which is why we rely on volunteers with many different skills who can help us meet their needs. Volunteering at Ronald McDonald House is rewarding because you are able to work with remarkable people along the way while making a real difference to the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
How to Volunteer with Us
Please consider giving us the gift of your time, your energy and your skills – they are invaluable to us. If you are interested in volunteering at one of our Houses or Family Rooms, please visit: http://bit.ly/rmhcseqvolunteer
For an information pack email: Volunteering.SEQ@rmhc.org.au
OUR CHAPTER FUNDRAISING
RMHC SEQ raises funds to support the accommodation and support services we provide to seriously ill children and their families. We depend upon the valued support received from our corporate, community and individual partners who generously donate funds, goods and services to our organisation. Through our various fundraising activities you can also assist the families utilising our vital services. For more information about how you can help please call 07 3646 6528 or email Fundraising.SEQ@rmhc.org.au
OUR CONTACT DETAILS
For all enquiries, please feel free to contact us via
Ronald McDonald House Charities South East Queensland
22 Garrick Terrace, Herston Qld 4006
PO Box 72, Royal Brisbane Hospital Qld 4029
T: 07 3257 0328 | F: 07 3257 0329 | E: Info.SEQ@rmhc.org.au
Name of Inc. Organisation: Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland Inc.
DGF Status/ABN 88 438 652 383 / 2014 Public Benevolent Institution