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We provide a range of support services for you and your family while you are in hospital. From practical resources and supplies, to free frozen meals, we can help make your stay as easy as possible.

You can relax in our Family Resource Centre between outpatient appointments or during your stay in hospital. There is a spacious lounge area as well as free wi-fi, computers, printers, telephones, stroller loans and information on local support groups.

Friendly Foundation staff are on hand Monday to Friday to provide practical assistance and information on the hospital and its surrounding.

The Family Resource Centre is located on Level 2.

Open every day 6am – 8pm
Staff available Mon – Fri 8am – 4pm

Our emergency clothing and toiletries are available to you if required during your hospital stay.

Please visit the Family Resource Centre on Level 2.

Staff available Monday to Friday 8am – 4pm

Our Wayfinder volunteers are like your own personal ‘sat nav’ and information service to help you find your way around Queensland Children’s Hospital.

Ask our Wayfinders for directions or information when you see them at the main reception desk on Level 2.

If you are a newly admitted family our Inpatient Orientation service will provide helpful information on hospital facilities and connect you to all the Foundation programs and services available.

Our Operating Theatre Support volunteers are there for you and your family during your surgical journey.  From arrival to recovery, they can help you all stay calm and comfortable.

Our specially trained Cuddle Carers provide comfort for patients and siblings aged 0-24mths.  You can take a moment for yourself, or attend a medical meeting, knowing the little person you care for is being nurtured.

You will find free frozen meals in the freezers located in the family lounge of your inpatient ward. The meals are provided in partnership with Fare Share and are nourishing, allergy and diet-sensitive, allowing you to look after yourself without having to leave your child’s side for more than a few minutes. The provision of these meals is the legacy of a hospital family in memory of their daughter, Scarlett May.

Request a service

If you would like to request an Inpatient Orientation or support from our Cuddle Carer service please complete our online request form.