Ronald McDonald Family Rooms
Cosy and comforting with a home-like atmosphere, the Family Room is a communal place for a quiet break from the ward for parents, caregivers and siblings of patients. Families are free to have a drink, grab a bite or simply take a moment to rest, watch TV or utilise the free WIFI access provided.
Each family room has seating areas to read, dine or watch television, as well as a comfortable corner to take a short nap. There is also a pantry equipped with a fridge, microwave oven and water dispenser, with a variety of snacks and beverages provided.
National University Hospital
On 6 January 2016, Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore, with the support of the Paediatric Cluster at the National University Hospital (NUH), opened the doors of its new Ronald McDonald Family Room at the hospital. Established as part of NUH’s renovation and expansion plan for its PICU ward, the Ronald McDonald Family Room is a strategic partnership between the National University Hospital and RMHC Singapore, and reflects a shared vision that both organisations are advocating for – to enhance the quality of support and care for seriously ill children and their families in Singapore. The Family Room can accommodate up to 28 persons at any one time. Aside to resting, there are also shower facilities, with clean towels and toiletries provided. The room is open 24 hours, daily.
In addition, there will also be a new Family Room opening in Quarter 3, 2022 at the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at NUH, and will be able to accommodate up to 8 persons.
Institute of Mental Health
RMHC Singapore, with the support of the Institute of Mental Healh, officially opened the doors of the Ronald McDonald Family Room at IMH in 2018. This is the first Family Room located within a psychiatric facility in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Situated within the quiet sanctuary of IMH, the Family Room provides a place of rest and respite for parents of young patients seeking or undergoing treatment at IMH. IMH’s Sunrise Wing cares for children and adolescents aged six to 18 years and sees approximately 11,500 outpatient visits at its Child Guidance Clinic and 300 inpatient admissions at its 20-bed ward annually.
The Family Room at IMH is open to all families whose child is seeking or undergoing treatment at IMH Sunrise Wing. The room is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 7pm.