This year RBC Race for the kids and RMHC have chosen to raise funds towards furnishing facilities within the proposed Ronald McDonald House at Kuala Lumpur Women & Children’s Hospital (HWKKKL).
HWKKKL building complex was completed for handover in October 2018 and commenced outpatient peads medical operations on 28 April 2019. The 12-storey building with 600-bedded hospital once fully operational will have facilities such as labour & delivery rooms, a nursery, therapy services , specialist clinic, child development centre, paediatric specialist clinics, women’s health centre, neonatal intensive care unit, obstetric wards, emergency department, cafeteria, shops and a 20 ensuite rooms medi-hotel which will be converted to the Ronald McDonald House.
A Ronald McDonald House is housed at a hosting hospital that provides an affordable and comfortable accomodations to families whose sick children are seeking treatment at the hospital. It is more than a House or a home – it is a concept of caring and helping families of children with serious needs.
A Ronald McDonald House answers some of those needs by providing a welcoming, comfortable, short-term residential facility that will serve as a home-away-from-home.
A Ronald McDonald House helps provide an alternative to the hardships and inconvenience of commuting long distances or sleeping on sofas, chairs and cots. It is a place where families , if desired, can share their joys and sorrows, victories and defeats.
Many families travel far from home to Kuala Lumpur to obtain hospital treatment for their children. The cost of paediatric medical treatment is expensive and putting up at hotels in the city would add to their financial and emotional stress. Families also prefer to be as close as possible to their children.