Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital

A rest and regroup space within the hospital for families of children receiving medical care.

We are privileged to have rooms at the largest hospital in Africa and the third largest hospital in the world. Over 60 000 mothers give birth there each year. In the past 10 years Ronald McDonald Family Rooms have served over 26 000 families and children.


Registered visits


Families and children served


Mothers served


Provide family members with a place to rest and recharge, just steps away from where their sick child is being treated.

Family Room programs

We currently operate two Family Rooms at the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital in Soweto which were opened on the 28th of November 2013. Each of our Family Rooms is unique and tailored to the needs of the families in NICU and Ward 66. They are staffed by a dedicated, compassionate team.

The Family Rooms cater for mothers of children in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and a neonatal ward 66 at the hospital.

Mothers are provided with beverages, snacks, and nonclinical programs. They can watch tv, read books and magazines and interact and receive support from each other and RMHC staff and volunteers.

Current Facilities

Our two rooms provide a place to rest and recharge in the hospital.

Ronald McDonald Family Room in the Paediatrics Unit

Whether you’ll be staying with us for just a couple of nights or have a long road ahead of you.

Visit Us

26 Chris Hani Road, Diepkloof 319-Iq, Johannesburg

Operating Hours

Mon – Sun: 08h00 to 18h00

Contact Us

Tel: +27 11 028 7750

Volunteer With Us

Interested in volunteering at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital?

Please contact Marilize on Tel: +27 11 028 7750 Email:

The Heart of a Volunteer is not measured in the size but by the depth of their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.