The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland is to provide a Ronald McDonald House to support families whose children are seriously ill in hospital. The Ronald McDonald House provides accommodation and a caring and supportive environment for families whose children are seriously ill and are hospitalised or undergoing medical treatment at Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin.
The RMHC Position Paper 2019 outlines who we are, the impact we make and where our support comes from. Appendix 1, outlines the timeline of our ongoing discussions with the HSE, CHI and the New Hospital Development Board in relation to providing a New 53-bedroom Ronald McDonald House alongside the New Children’s Hospital. Expected opening 2023.
The first Ronald McDonald House was opened in Pennsylvania, in 1974. Our House opened our doors in November 2004 onsite at Children’s Health Ireland, Crumlin.
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Our Relationship with McDonalds
McDonald’s support helps benefit Chapters around the world. From the moment the first Ronald McDonald House was opened in 1974, McDonald’s owner/operators, suppliers, employees and customers have helped RMHC provide stability and vital resources to families around the world. The generosity of time, as well as funds and in-kind services provided by the entire McDonald’s community, have helped RMHC positively impact millions of children and their families.
Our Relationship with The Medical Community
Our relationship with the Medical Community helps bridge access to health care and helps keep families and sick children near the care they need. Healthcare workers of every level and specialty contribute to Ronald McDonald Houses, helping us expand our impact and benefit children’s and families’ lives.