The Rotary Club of Botany Randwick has been a long-term supporter of Ronald McDonald House at the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick.  The House provides accommodation and support for the families of children from regional areas undergoing treatment at the Hospital.  This is a mutually supportive arrangement as we are often able to have children from the Pacific Islands being treated under the Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children (ROMAC) program also stay at the House.
One element of our support is sponsorship of one of the family accommodation rooms.  Last year:
  • 47 families called our room home 
  • Average stay was 6.5 days 
  • The longest stay was a family whose child was being treated for cardiac issues and stayed for 50 days. They usually live 1,385 kms away from Sydney in South Australia, where the necessary cardiac facilities were not available.
  • The most common diagnoses of patients using this room include oncology, gastrointestinal and neurological.
For more information support provided by the House during 2022 see