In South Australia, there is no purpose-built accommodation for families of children with complex medical needs.
The Women’s and Children’s Hospital (WCH), located in Adelaide, wanted to be able to provide children and their families with a space to unwind and forget about the four walls of the hospital, which is where many of them spend their days.
The WCH Foundation Beach House is a major project aiming to provide respite accommodation for families caring around-the-clock for children requiring significant care and support due to a long-term and / or life-limiting illnesses. The project aims to raise $2.5 million to construct a purpose-built holiday home and develop an ongoing support program for families to create special memories.
The Beach House will be the first holiday accommodation built especially for, and available to WCH families with these specialised needs. It will offer a welcoming, calm and peaceful environment far from the physical and emotional stresses of the hospital setting – yet strategically located near a hospital should the need arise.
The vision is that the WCH Foundation Beach House will provide an environment in which the whole family can rest, recharge and create special memories together, providing them with the break they need to continue their journey.
After hearing about this amazing foundation, McMahon Services Managing Director David McMahon generously agreed to donate labour resources to assist Bella Build & Design with the contract process of the Beach House, located south of Adelaide, Encounter Lakes, Victor Harbor.
Building commenced September 2018, where a team from McMahon Services performed a scope of works consisting of steel fixing, formwork and pouring the concrete slab, contributing to the development of this beautiful home, ready for families by March 2019.
Make a Difference…
If you choose to donate, your donation will contribute to an ongoing endowment to maintain the house and support services once it’s completed and well into the future, making the Beach House a lifelong sanctuary for some of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital’s most deserving families.
Please join us on this journey and help us to make The Beach House a reality for the children and families of the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. A place where families can enjoy a beach side getaway where they can take a much needed break to share special experiences that will last a lifetime.
We commend all people involved in this project, and we cannot wait to see the finished product.