About Marillac House in Launceston
Affordable family health crisis accommodation
Marillac House is a Special Work of the St Vincent de Paul Society (Tasmania) Inc. which was opened in October 2007, as it was identified by Society members and the community that the provision of low cost accommodation and support was greatly lacking for hospital patients, their families and carers.
It was identified that those traveling long distances to access health services were the greatest affected. People living on King and Flinders Island, the far west, northwest and east coast of Tasmania were impacted the most.
There are 9 rooms available, all with private facilities ranging from single, double/twin share and family suites. The Marillac House Manager is on site Monday to Friday (9am – 5pm) and a live in Caretaker is available to provide assistance to guests needing to check in after hours or on weekends.
We work closely with the local hospitals and allied health services, to ensure a comprehensive service delivery. Marillac House is ably supported by a number of volunteers who dedicate their time to help in the running of the service. (Some tasks include; reception, laundry and ironing, gardening and general maintenance).