Low cost accommodation for patients and their carers

whilst attending appointments and receiving treatment at any

Melbourne hospital located over 100kms one way from the patients home

Important Information Regarding COVID-19

The Ryder-Cheshire Ivanhoe Homes is located at 10-14 Donaldson Street in Ivanhoe, about 9 kilometres north of the Melbourne city centre.  It is conveniently located for shopping, buses, trains and community facilities.  There is adequate parking on-site and on Donaldson Street.

The homes have three apartment blocks with a total of 43 self-contained units, set in peaceful garden surrounds.  Each apartment contains two or three single beds, an en-suite bathroom and a fully equipped kitchenette.  Bed linen and towels are provided and laundry facilities are available.  Meals and nursing are NOT provided.

We are a not-for profit organisation who provides short-term, non-permanent, residential accommodation for country, interstate and occasionally overseas patients and their carer’s.  We work with applicable travel and accommodation schemes such as the Victorian Patient Transport Assistance Scheme (VPTAS) to allow eligible patients/carers to recoup the cost of their stay.  Apart from our manager’s, we are staffed and supported by our valued volunteers who donate their time and services to keep the Ivanhoe Homes running.

Initial bookings must be made by a doctor, liaison nurse, social worker or other professional at the patients’ treating hospital.

All patients and carers must be fully vaccinated (or have a written medical exemption). Certificates (and exemptions) will be required to be shown on arrival.

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