New Ronald McDonald House Westmead opens

The exterior of the new Ronald McDonald House Westmead on opening day.

851x360-RMDH-opening-(2).pngThe Westmead Redevelopment project team was thrilled to attend the opening of Ronald McDonald House Westmead (RMHW) last week.

Several members of the team were on-hand last Wednesday (February 14) to celebrate the opening of the new 60-room facility, which will house 1360 families every year.

After three years of building, the space was officially opened by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, Her Excellency Lady Cosgrove and Geoff Lee MP, Seat of Parramatta and RMHW executives on Valentine's Day.

Children and families with long associations with RMHW were also on-hand to open the new facility.

RMHW was established in 1986 and has since provided a warm, friendly home-away-from-home for almost 12,000 families with seriously ill children receiving treatment at The Children's Hospital at Westmead.

By staying at RMHW, families remain connected, and parents and carers can better communicate with their child's medical teams.

Families can also give each other the moral and emotional support needed to get through their child's illness.

The new facility was funded via the #BuildingLove campaign, which generated thousands of donations from the public and community organisations.

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