Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) Singapore is an independently administered charity on a simple mission – to directly improve the health and well-being of children in Singapore. We believe when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and, ultimately, the world.
In January 2013, with the support of the Khoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical Institute our first Ronald McDonald House opened at the National University Hospital (NUH). Our “House that Love Built” provides families with a place to rest and stay close to their hospitalized child – all at no cost. Families are stronger when they are together, and their presence can help a sick child heal faster and cope better.
In January 2016, our first Ronald McDonald Family Room opened just steps away from the NUH Paediatric Intensive Care Unit/High Dependency (PICU/HD) ward. The Family Room that exclusively serves families whose children are receiving treatment in the PICU/HD ward of the hospital provides a place of respite for even more families, allowing them to rest and recharge in between caring for their hospitalized children. We believe that by supporting the families, they can in turn take better care of their children.
Expanding further into another area of promoting positive mental health, we have recently launched the opening of our second Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) in January 2018. We are probably the first within the APMEA region to set-up a family room in such an environment and it has been received well by both parents & patients of the IMH.
RMHC Singapore abides strictly to the corporate governance code set by RMHC Global and the local charity council. RMHC Singapore’s finances are independently audited every year in accordance with local regulations.
RMHC Singapore is registered under the Societies Act but not an Institution of Public Character (IPC) at this time. RMHC relies purely on the generosity of Singaporeans and all donors.
We sincerely thank our supporters for their kind support over the years, and hope that you will continue to work with us to improve the health and well-being of sick children in Singapore.