Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House at HCTM, UKM


Ronald McDonald House offers families affordable and comfortable accommodation within the grounds of the Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM,UKM) and was the first house of its kind across the ASEAN region.


Officially launched by YABhg. Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah Binti Haji Mohd Ali, the wife of the former Prime Minister on 21 June 1999, the house has 19 air-conditioned bedrooms with bathrooms and fully equipped facilities such as kitchen-cum-dining, TV lounge, play land & playroom for children, computer room, library, laundry room, etc.


Many families travel far from home to Kuala Lumpur to obtain hospital treatment for their children. The cost of paediatric medical treatment is costly and putting up at hotels or motels in the city would add to the financial and emotional stress. Families also prefer to be as close as possible to their children. This “home-away-from-home” concept is to relieve the families so they can focus on their child’s treatment.

To date, more than 1,350 families whose children seeking treatment at Hospital Canselor Tuanku Muhriz UKM (HCTM,UKM) and all government hospitals within Klang Valley have benefited from this facility since its inception. Since 1999, we have channeled more than RM 5.6 million towards this program.

Keeping Families Close

The 2nd Ronald McDonald House at Hospital USM, Kelantan


The second Ronald McDonald House, located at Hospital USM in Kelantan is aimed at providing an affordable accommodation space for family members of children seeking long-term medical treatment at HUSM and other local hospitals nearby. It opened for operation on 23 June 2019 built at a cost of RM4 million.


20,000 paediatric patients receive treatments at Hospital USM every year. Majority of the patients come from Kelantan, Terengganu and Pahang. A one-way journey to the hospital could take more than 2 hours and the average treatment duration is 7 days each time. Many of these patients come from lower income group and their family members struggle with accommodation during their treatment. 

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