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With Newfoundland and Labrador’s rural population dispersed over a large geographic area, and the centralized station/presence of pediatric healthcare services in St. John’s, the need for a Ronald McDonald House is apparent. A feasibility study conducted in 2008 indicated that of the more than 115,000 patients receiving healthcare services at the Janeway in 2007, approximately one in five travel more than 80 kilometers to receive care.
With Newfoundland and Labrador’s economic growth expected to continue, the Janeway will continue to deliver complex health care services at its facility, confirming RMHNL’s belief that building a House will be beneficial for the organization and families throughout our province. The initial project will be for a House offering 14 family suites, but built in such a way as to accommodate future expansion.
Ronald McDonald House Newfoundland and Labrador will support children who are sick or injured and their families who travel to St. John’s to receive medical care and treatment at the Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. The House will provide a home-away-from-home when families are faced with critical medical issues.
The House accommodates sick children, their siblings and their parents and provides the essentials of home including; 15 bedroom suites, each with its own private bathroom, a large family kitchen, dining room, a TV room, playroom, teen room,resource center, home office, quiet room and two laundry rooms.
The House also has a beautiful outside playground for children and their families to enjoy.