What We Do
When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds of miles away. Our Ronald McDonald House allows families across Ireland to stay close to their child for as long as they are undergoing treatment in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. Since we opened our House in November 2004, we have provided accommodation, care and support for over 4,700 families from all over Ireland.
Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, from family and from friends. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mum and dad close by for love and support. The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalised child at very little cost. Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.