What We do ?
The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation care and support for 20 families every night while their seriously ill children are inpatient or receiving care in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
The House enables families to stay together so that they can be with their sick child at what is a very traumatic time for them all.
Our first,16 bedroom, Ronald McDonald House is situated on the grounds of Our Lady’s Hospital and our smaller 4 bedroom House is directly across the road at St Mary’s Drive.
Read our family stories to find out how others have benefited.
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, or to divide a family. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mum and dad close by for love and support. Our Ronald McDonald House program provides a Home for families so they can stay close by their hospitalised child at very little cost. Our House works on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.
We help Families face the weight of illness together
Families are stronger when they are together, which helps in the healing process. By staying at our Ronald McDonald House, parents also can better communicate with their child’s medical team and keep up with complicated treatment plans when needed. They can also focus on the health of their child, rather than grocery shopping, cleaning or cooking meals.
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds of miles away. The Ronald McDonald House allows families to stay close to their child for as long as their child is undergoing treatment in Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital. Since we opened The Ronald McDonald House in November 2004 we have provided accommodation, care and support for in excess of 3,000 families from all over Ireland.