Ronald McDonald House

Keeping Families Close

Ronald McDonald House offers families affordable and comfortable accommodation within the grounds of the Pusat Perubatan Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (PPUKM) 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 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 700 families whose children seeking treatment at PPUKM and all government hospitals within Klang Valley have benefited from this facility since its inception. Since 1999, we have channeled more than RM 5 million towards this program.

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