The first Ronald McDonald Care Mobile has been launched in Australia to provide child health services and health promotion to families living in rural and remote NSW.
The purpose built 12-metre-long vehicle contains two clinical consulting rooms and has been built on the back of a Hino 500 Series 1727 truck. It will be staffed by a team of Royal Far West clinicians that will provide specialist health services including paediatrics, speech therapy, dietetics, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychology, psychiatry and social work.
Ronald McDonald purchased the cab chassis from Hino dealer, West Orange Motors, before sending it to a specialist body builder in the US called Lifeline.
The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile will be managed cooperatively by Royal Far West and the board of the soon-to-be-built Ronald McDonald House in Orange, NSW.