Accommodation at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

There is a range of accommodation options during your child's treatment at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. Although you can't pre-book accommodation at the Hospital, you can phone the Accommodation Coordinator on (02) 9845 2958 to discuss options and costs before you arrive.  

A reimbursement scheme - The NSW Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme (IPTAAS) - for rural families living over 100kms from the Hospital, offers assistance with travel and accommodation expenses. Your GP, Social Worker or the Accommodation Coordinator at the Hospital will be able to give you more information if you are eligible.

Please be aware, the Hospital is not able to provide accommodation for any siblings, apart from babies who are breastfed.

On the Ward

Single sofa beds are provided free of charge at each child’s bedside, except in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the Emergency Department and Hall Ward. As space is limited, there is room for only one parent to stay with each child by the bedside.

Most wards have two parent rooms (for one or two people) which are allocated by the Nursing Unit Manager (there is a nightly fee charged). Availability of these rooms is very limited and a number of factors are taken into account when a room is allocated.

Parents Hostel

The Parents’ Hostel on level two has a small number of rooms that can sleep up to two adults. There is a fee per room per night. Priority is given to families with children in PICU and NICU. Except for breastfed babies, we are not able to accommodate your other children in the Parents’ Hostel. For more information, phone the Parents’ Hostel on (02) 9845 2958.

Ronald McDonald House

This facility is available for country families and families who need to stay at the Hospital for a long time. For more information, phone the Ronald McDonald House Manager on (02) 9845 0600.

Other accommodation options

There are several accommodation options in Westmead and the surrounding suburbs. For more information, phone the Accommodation Coordinator on (02) 9845 2958 or the Social Work Department on (02) 9845 2641.