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.