「Ronald McDonald House Todai」 Open!
December 20, 2011
The Ronald McDonald house Todai (RMH Todai ) which will support Tokyo University of Medical Hospital is the 8th house in Japan. On December 2nd 2011, its opening ceremony was held at RMH Todai .
In opening ceremony , Mr.Harada who is the CEO of McDonald’s Company(Japan),Ltd and many supporters attended this ceremony .Dr.Hamada ,Tokyo University’s chairman ,Dr.Kadowaki, who is the Director of Tokyo University of Medical Hospital and many people concerned with Tokyo University also joined the ceremony. .
RMH Todai is built for 10 years anniversary since the first RMH opened in Japan .There are 23,000 children as a patient at Tokyo University of Medical Hospital. Children who live in other regions or long distance from hospital ,need their parents to stay by side. The more long-term sｔay at hospital , the more increasing their financial expenses for hospitalization and their accommodation .In order to support those families, we decided to built RMH Todai , and at last now completed to built , which makes illness children and their family to reduce their financial expenses, and as the same as RMH Todai is expected to help to reduce their mental burden by communicating with the same situation families who are staying at the house. RMH will provide signiificant mutual advantages to both hospital and families by locating next to the hospital.
We received many messages from doctors and nurses of Tokyo University of Medical Hospital . RMH Todai is expected from many people, and will start accepting families from 25th next January . Until then all staffs and volunteers will prepare to accept the families and to provide “Home Away From Home”
We are highly appreciating for your always support .