Accommodation at Sydney Children's Hospital, Randwick

There is a range of accommodation options available for parents and carers during your child's treatment at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick. If you have a long distance to travel and require accommodation, we recommend you organise this as soon as your child’s admission date has been arranged.

If you are travelling more than 100kms, a reimbursement scheme called The NSW Isolated Patients’ Travel and Accommodation Scheme (IPTAAS) is available and offers assistance with travel and accommodation expenses. 

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

On the Ward

Single sofa beds or recliners are provided free of charge at each child’s bedside, except in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and Emergency Department. As space is limited, there is room for only one parent to stay with each child by the bedside or in the parent retreat area that is located on some wards.

ICU Parents Hostel

Limited accommodation is available for parents and carers of patients currently being treated in the ICU. Pre-booking is encouraged where possible and a nominal fee is charged per night. Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate siblings in the ICU Parents Hostel except for breastfed babies. For more information, phone the ICU Clinical Support Administrator on (02) 9382 1156.

Ronald McDonald House

This facility is located on the Hospital grounds with accommodation available for eligible families of patients. There is a fee per room, per night and pre-booking is strongly recommended. Due to limited availability preference is given to families who live more than 100km away from the Hospital. For more information or to confirm eligibility, phone the Ronald McDonald House Manager on (02) 9382 1622.

Other accommodation options

There is a variety of local hotel and motel accommodation available in the surrounding area. For a list of accommodation options, please see the Handy Hints For Your Stay In Hospital brochure. If you have tried the options available and are still having difficulties, please contact the Social Work Department on (02) 9382 1021.