Ranui House

Owned and operated by the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust, Ranui House provides a home away from home for out of town families across New Zealand, whose loved ones are undergoing hospital-based medical treatment in Christchurch. By providing a home for these families at Ranui House, we help towards reducing the stress these families face. We provide family apartments and a supportive environment, dependent on the generous and continued support of people just like you.

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Keeping Families Together

As countless families have experienced firsthand, enabling families to stay in everyday contact with their loved ones during treatment plays a vital role in not only a patient’s emotional wellbeing during treatment, but well beyond. Families typically stay while the patient is in hospital, even if children are attending local schools. If patients are well enough, they’re also able to spend time at Ranui, returning to hospital for treatment when required.

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Our accommodation

'Little Ranui' has 3 levels, each has two semi self-contained units and one fully self-contained unit. 'Big Ranui' has 5 levels, there is an assortment of studio, one bedroom, two bedroom and self contained units. All units have their own lounge, laundry and bathroom. TVs, DVDs/Videos and radios are provided in all units.

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Lift access is available to all floors. Unless you are in a self-contained unit, all cooking is done in the main kitchens on the ground floors. However, each unit has a small fridge, sink and pantry space. Toast and cold food can be prepared in these units.

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What people are saying

Ranui house was a blessing. The staff are so empathetic and understanding, during this hard time of having to be away from home having a comforting environment helped ease the stress of having a loved...

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Lucy's Rose

Lucy's Rose Lucy Falconer is not only a leukemia survivor, but now she is the inspiration behind a fundraiser for Ranui House. The eight-year-old had a rose named after her; Lucy's Rose, which is being sold to help raise funds for the place she stayed in while receiving treatment for leukaemia. The...

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Our New Car

We have a brand new Toyota Yaris kindly donated to the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust from Charles & Carol Shadbolt (Independent Fisheries). The car is for use of the residents to pick up groceries from the supermarket or to attend their medical appointments that may not be within walking distance.  Thank...

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