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A load of laundry. A place to rest. A feeling of home. These things seem impossible to a parent whose child is ill. Often, parents of hospitalized children cannot leave their child’s bedside to go home or to care for the rest of their family.

Ronald McDonald Family Room is an extension of the Ronald McDonald House program. A bit of home within the walls of McMaster Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald Family Room is a brief respite for families while remaining steps away from their child’s bedside.

The Family Room provides a retreat within the hospital where families and friends can spend quiet time together, engage in private conversations or reflection, or enjoy coffee and a snack while still being close to their child’s room.

Services for Families

• Complimentary coffee, tea and snacks

• Kitchenette with a toaster and microwave

• Dining area

• Sitting areas with television and fireplace

• Laundry facilities

The Ronald McDonald Family Room also offers various programming including movie nights, crafts and theme parties. Check the Family Room calendar for more details.

Ronald McDonald Family Room Contact Information:

Families and patients of McMaster Children’s Hospital are welcome to utilize the Ronald McDonald Family Room seven days a week between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m.


Adjacent to Inpatient Pediatric Units 3B and 3C 
McMaster Children’s Hospital, 
MUMC Site, 
1200 Main Street West, 
Hamilton ON
3rd Floor, Red Section
Behind the elevators


905-521-2100 ext. 76131

About Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Ronald McDonald Houses provide families of sick children with a home to stay at while their child is being treated at a nearby hospital. As well, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms provide a comfortable place for families to rest and recharge, right inside hospitals. And through Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles, we help to bring basic medical care to vulnerable communities. So families can stay together and kids can heal better.

• There are 13 Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters, collectively operating 15 Houses, 15 Family Rooms and 2 Care Mobiles.

• Each RMHC Chapter is a community organization, independently operated as a charity.

• Each Chapter receives financial and in-kind support from RMHC Canada as the national foundation as well as McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada and its suppliers, in addition to generous support from individual donors, corporations, and charitable groups.

• Founded in 1982, RMHC Canada is honoured to be the everlasting foundation of support for Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles across Canada.

Ronald McDonald House Charities South Central Ontario

1510 Main Street West
Hamilton, ON
L8S 1E3

Telephone: 905-521-9983
Fax: 905-521-9515




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