The Ronald McDonald House sits on the grounds of Children's Health Ireland at Crumlin and enables families to stay together in a safe and comfortable Home beside the hospital while doctors battle to save their child's life. It has provided the most effective and urgently needed support to thousands of exhausted and traumatised parents and children for over 15 years. The Ronald McDonald House is a haven for families attending Children's Health Ireland.
For every parent and every child who stays there, it is the most important House in the world.
Our service is currently operating with precautionary measures in place to help protect our staff and our families. Our door never closed during the lockdown, and we are still operating as normal to care for our families and keep them close to their sick child in Crumlin. With all our fundraising events cancelled or postponed for the foreseeable future, we have had to adapt and change how we raise money to ensure we can continue to provide a home away from home for many families and meet the deficit we are currently facing which is circ. €500,000
RMHC Ireland are building a 53 bedroom Ronald McDonald House for families whose children will be inpatient at the New Children’s Hospital and we need your help please.
When a child is critically ill their condition can change at a moment’s notice. The new Ronald McDonald House will sit at the very heart of the new hospital campus – allowing families immediate and easy access to the hospital.
A good night’s sleep is priceless. Each family room in the new House will be ensuite and will sleep a family of four – with extra sleeping arrangements available for larger families.
The new House will contain a specially designed “Quiet Room” where families can find a few moments of peace and relaxation.
Research indicates that play is an important part of a child’s ability to cope. The new Ronald McDonald House will have numerous play areas specifically designed for critically ill children and their siblings.
Togetherness is essential in order to maintain a sense of normal family life. The new House will be divided into family living areas providing kitchen, playroom and laundry services.
Each room will provide parents with a direct and dedicated phoneline to their child’s ward in the hospital so they never feel removed from their children and can be reached immediately.