Who can use
Max’s Place is available for families of babies/children
born with congenital heart defects, who need to relocate to Melbourne for
life saving heart surgeries.
The cost of accommodation
is the first two nights are $120 per night and the remainder of the
nights are $66 per night. Families are required to pay any difference in
cost between the nightly cost and that of what the Patient transport Scheme
in their home state covers
Please call Tim
0400 508 139
if you have any queries.
Max’s Place is
Two fold out single sofa beds
Fold up single bed
Fully Equipped Kitchen
Electric Oven & Stove top
Electric Fry pan & Kettle
A coin operated laundry is located on the same level as
All linen, quilts and towels
are available at the apartment. We ask that if families use the Max’s Place
Manchester, it all be washed, folded and put away prior to leaving the
apartment at the end of their stay if possible.
will need to bring:
Families are welcome to bring linen if they would like
although it is not essential as there is plenty of linen and towels at the
There is a phone in the apartment which allows for
incoming calls to be received. Emergency numbers can be called. For all
other calls, families need to purchase a ‘Phone Away Card’. The number of
the card needs to be punched in to the phone prior to a call – the cost of
the call will be deducted from the phone card.
We recommend that families bring food that will cover
meals for the first couple of days, (if possible) to allow families to
settle in without the added stress of having to do shopping as soon as they
get to Melbourne. (McDonalds is located on the ground level of the
Children’s Hospital and there is also a Café/Snack Shop and a Cafeteria for
hot meals, which are both on the first level in the hospital.)
Families will need to bring all personal items:
clothing, toiletries etc.
An information folder at the apartment lists local
businesses families may need while staying in Melbourne (including shops,
Centrelink offices, etc). The folder also has
some information on transport (trams), emergency contacts, local attractions
and more. Phone books and a street directory to help you find your way are
also at the apartment..
the memory of a beautiful babe, an amazing and very loved son, brother and
HENRY ROUND (HLHS).
is proudly offered to families to help them with accommodation whilst their
babes are undergoing treatment at the Royal Children’s Hospital.
We wish you
all the very best and we will be thinking of all the special families who
stay at Max’s Place and their very special babes. These babies have so much
hope. Always keep the hope.
the generosity of these local businesses:
NORMAN: Marion (Thanks Rebecca & John)
Harvey Norman’s Suppliers: MORAN FURNITURE, S&P
Transport, Philips, Samsung, Sunbeam, Electrolux Products, Sealy
Australia, BENTLOR FURNITURE,
Crestell Industries, Vita Pacific, RC
Roberts, Quinn Industries, Panasonic,
GTLighting, and Wooltara.
& Raymor Tapware
Also a big thank you to
Heartkids SA for their generous donation towards Max's Place and their
on going support. thank you to the Mount Barker Council for their
donation from the proceeds from a 'Casual for a cause' day.