What is the Comfort Cart?
The Comfort Cart brings the comforts of the Ronald McDonald House® to families in hospital. It is a hospitality cart designed to serve families who spend hours at the hospital either at their child’s bedside or on a designated unit.
In partnership with Alberta Health Services, the Comfort Cart allows RMHC Alberta to support more families outside of the Ronald McDonald House, and provides an opportunity to share information with parents about programs and services available through RMHC Alberta.
When/How Does it Operate?
The RMHC Alberta Comfort Cart operates twice per week for two hours (Tuesdays 7:30pm & Saturdays 11:30am) at the Foothills Medical Centre. The Comfort Cart will be stationed outside the Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit and is operated by RMHC Alberta volunteers.
What is Offered on the Comfort Cart?
A choice of snacks, beverages, hygiene, and comfort items are available to families at no cost.
Many families & caregivers spend their entire day bedside when their child is in the NICU. These small items such as snacks, beverages, and comfort items provide an element of support to families supporting their sick child.