Accommodation

There are a range of accommodation options available for families who need to stay with, or close to their child at Queensland Children’s Hospital in South Brisbane. Under certain circumstances immediate family members may be permitted to stay in the hospital overnight with their child. Our charity partners and government subsidies also provide assistance to families requiring long-term accommodation so that they can stay close to the hospital at a subsidised, or discounted cost.

Emergency accommodation

Patients and families arriving after 4.30pm or during weekends or public holidays should speak to the Nurse Lead about emergency accommodation.  The Nursing Team Leader will contact a Clinical Nurse Consultant Safety or evening and weekend Social Worker to provide support or guidance if required. If you are unable to get assistance, contact the numbers listed below under ‘Accommodation assistance’.

Long-term accommodation

Patients and families from outside Brisbane who require accommodation while their child is receiving treatment at the Queensland Children’s Hospital may be able to stay with charitable accommodation providers such as:

Childhood Cancer Support
t: 07 3844 5000

Leukaemia Foundation
t: 07 3318 4418

If you require long-term accommodation or have any questions, ask to speak to one of our welfare officers for assistance.

Accommodation assistance

For assistance with accommodation enquiries visit our welfare team on Level 6F or Level 2 in the Family Resource Centre, or call the number below.
t: 07 3068 2940

Patients and families arriving after 4.30 pm or during weekends or public holidays should speak to the Nurse Lead about emergency accommodation.  The Nursing Team Leader will contact a Safety Clinical Nurse Consultant or evening and weekend Social Worker to provide support or guidance if required.
t: 07 3068 1111

Accommodation assistance

For assistance with accommodation enquiries visit our Welfare team on Level 6F or Level 2 in the Family Resource Centre, or call the number below.
t: 07 3068 2940

For after hours assistance (after 5pm on weekdays, weekends, public holidays) you can speak to a Social Worker of Clinical Nurse Consultant via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS)

For information about eligibility, visit the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) website, or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
To apply, complete the PTSS application form and lodge it with your local public hospital.
Download the Accommodation and travel support fact sheet

Subsidised accommodation

The Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) provides assistance to families who have no option but to travel more than 50km for their child to receive specialist medical treatment. If your child’s condition cannot be treated at your local hospital there is financial assistance available through the PTSS to partly cover the cost of your travel, as well as accommodation in instances where extended hospital stays are necessary.
See the tabs below for information about subsidised accommodation located close to the Queensland Children’s Hospital or download the Accommodation and travel support fact sheet.

Provider Contact Travel time to QCH
Ronald McDonald House – South Brisbane
283 Vulture Street, South Brisbane 4101
07 3845 1600 5-minute walk
Ronald McDonald House – Herston
22 Garrick Terrace, Herston Q 4029
07 3257 0328 20-minutes by
bus/vehicle
Provider Contact Travel time to QCH
Central Hillcrest Apartments
311 Vulture Street, South Brisbane 4101
07 3846 3000 10 minute walk
Hotel Diana
12 Annerley Road, South Brisbane 4101
07 3391 2911 10 minute walk
Quest Apartments
46-50 Water Street, South Brisbane 4101
07 3007 8988 10 minute walk
Gabba Apartments
803 Stanley Street, South Brisbane 4101
07 3175 4700 20 minute walk
Courtyard Marriott Hotel (previously Swiss-bel)
218 Vulture St07 3120 08005 minute walk
07 3120 0800 5 minute walk
Menso At Southbank Apartments
68 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane 4101
07 3844 1355 9 minute walk
River Plaza
21 Dock St, South Brisbane
07 3846 7000 8 minute walk

 

* An approved escort may also be eligible for a subsidy to travel with you – check with your local hospital PTSS service.

Provider Contact Travel time to QCH
Mater Hill Place 3 Allen St South Brisbane 3163 3800 15 minute walk
Reg Leonard 24 Clarence St South Brisbane 3163 8477 10 minute walk

For more information about eligibility, visit the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme (PTSS) website, or call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84).
To apply, complete the PTSS application form and lodge it with your local public hospital.