Ronald McDonald House® Charities Australia
When a child is diagnosed with a serious illness or injury, it impacts the whole family. Lives can be turned upside down. Ronald McDonald House® Charities Australia provides a range of programs to help families stay together and close to the care they need.
Our commitment to supporting families during tough times
Forty percent of the families staying at Ronald McDonald House® programs globally have a child in the NICU, and Medela works with local Ronald McDonald House® programs to support those mothers who choose to breastfeed their babies. In an effort to provide greater ease and comfort to RMHC families, while reducing the stress of having a baby in the NICU, Medela provides mums with the same high-quality equipment they use at the hospital for their stay at a Ronald McDonald House® and give families caring for a baby in the NICU one less thing to worry about.
Medela has kindly donated breastfeeding equipment to Ronald McDonald House at Canberra, Wagga, Parkville, Adelaide and Townsville to support families in these regions
Ronald McDonald House Wagga Wagga
"RMHC Wagga Wagga were overjoyed to receive our donation of their very FIRST Symphony breastmilk expressing pump. RMHC Wagga rely on donations and Volunteers and the last two years of the pandemic have made fundraising for items like this really difficult. Prior to receiving this donation, when a mother expressed overnight she either had to provide her own pump or go to the hospital and use theirs. This donation will make such a difference to the Mums who call Ronald McDonald House Wagga home. They were so happy that the house manager Jess shed a tear” – Linda Steadman RN/RM, NSW/ACT Hospital Breastfeeding Sales Consultant.
Ronald McDonald House Canberra
“Ronald McDonald House Canberra has also expressed their gratitude and proudly showed off our donation to the current residents by having a display in the common room. Our donation allows for a new pump to go in to their quiet room, so if a mum needs some space and time to destress, she can not only express her emotions in this room but can now also express her milk at the same time.” – Linda Steadman RN/RM, NSW/ACT Hospital Breastfeeding Sales Consultant.