In March 2020, RMHC Fiji together with the Ministry of Health & Medical Services signed an agreement for the construction of an 11 bedroom fully furnished House program at the Labasa Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald House in Labasa opened on Tuesday March 15th 2022. Situated right outside of the children’s ward of the Labasa Hospital, it will accommodate parents/caregivers of seriously ill or injured children that come from outside of Labasa and admitted at the hospital all at no cost.
The Ronald McDonald House program provides communal space for guest families including a fully functioning kitchen, dining area, children’s play area, bathrooms with hot water shower and laundry facilities. RMHC Fiji will have direct over-sight and daily staffing of the House program in Labasa and will be operational 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The trained staff ensure the day-to-day and operation of the House to ensure guest families are supported and the facility is properly managed.
The construction of the Ronald McDonald House program began at the beginning of 2021 and due to the COVID pandemic was delayed in its completion.
This is the second program that RMHC Fiji has established since its inception in 2015. The Ronald McDonald Family Room inside the Colonial War Memorial Hospital was opened in August 2018 and provides respite for families with a child receiving care at the hospital.