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Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room

An extension of Ronald McDonald House Toronto, the Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room Program provides an environment to support family-centred care for families with a seriously ill child, within a hospital setting.

The Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) offers a soothing space of comfort, care and compassion within the walls of the hospital, so parents can be just steps away from their sick child. This room is intended to provide a “home away from home” – a refuge from the clinical environment of the hospital that simulates the comfort of home.

The Ronald McDonald Family Room at SickKids offers parents or immediate caregivers access to the following:

  • A Sleep Room and Rest and Respite area for napping  
    -   There are seven recliners in the Rest and Respite area 
                 -  The design of this space was drawn from first-class airline lounges and includes a number of individual ‘pods’
                    with custom-built privacy screens so parents or immediate caregivers can rest without distraction
                -   Blankets and pillows are provided for each recliner
    -   There is one private Sleep Room
  • Television and lounge area with fireplaces
  • Computers and Wi-Fi access
  • Kitchenette stocked with snacks
  • Washroom with shower facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • A play area with toys for siblings accompanied by a parent or immediate caregiver

Due to limited capacity, access to the Family Room is provided to families who meet specific criteria and whose children are on eligible units. Please contact the Manager or Clinical Support Nurse on your child's unit for more information about access to the Ronald McDonald Family Room and other resources at SickKids.        

For more information please visit the Ronald McDonald Family Room at SickKids page on the Ronald McDonald House Toronto website. 

Click through the slideshow below to take a look at the Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room at SickKids.

RMH family room