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

Our Ranui stay for us was the calm water in a crazy storm. Dropped out of our usual routine and health into the madness of hospital visits and an ill loved one. Knowing we had such a beautiful place t...

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Video of Ranui House & the Bone Marrow Cancer Trust

We're captured on film!   Thanks to Campbell Platt of Walkthrough and thanks to our residents Mona & Murray Hayward, we have a short video showcasing Ranui Houses and showing the site of our new build; Ranui Apartments.   You can view it here by clicking on the link below: https://youtu.be/Auc0MIQx_...

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Brave Blenheim Boy; Tyler Walker

Our son Tyler was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour when he was 4½ years old.  As you can imagine this news devastated our family.  We are from Blenheim and were immediately flown to Christchurch hospital.  Christchurch became our second home for 6 months in 2016.  Your whole world is turned upside dow...

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