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. It comes from the belief that when you change a child’s life, you change a family’s, which can change a community, and, ultimately, the world.
Amongst its programmes in Singapore, the charity has a Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room at the National University Hospital (NUH), located near the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit /High Dependency (PICU/HD) ward. It also has a Ronald McDonald Family Room at the Institute of Mental Health (IMH). In recent years, they have welcomed thousands of parents, giving them a place of rest and respite amidst the daily physical and emotional demands of caregiving. This is in addition to other primary and subsidiary programmes they have in hospitals that help bring hope and support to children and their families.
Why it matters
RMHC addresses a gap in caregiving that many charities don’t – the respite given to parents of sick children. When a family is well taken care of, they can in turn take better care of their sick children. Some say love is the best medicine and the facilities set up by RMHC enables parents to be close to their children in their times of need in a comfortable and supportive environment.
LEWIS supports RMHC and its activities to improve the health and well-being of children. We look to see it grow in Singapore so that more families can benefit from their initiatives.