The Charity enables seriously ill children to have their families close by when they are undergoing treatment and allows them to maintain a degree of normal family life.
The Ronald McDonald House at Birmingham Children’s Hospital is one of the largest purpose built accommodation facilities. As well as providing 66 bedrooms, it offers families the opportunity to cook together, to eat together and share their experiences. The House also offers a lounge, kitchen and play area for families visiting the hospital for the day.
In 2017, the house helped 1,018 families stay close to their children in hospital.
Ronald McDonald House Birmingham is more than just a place to stay. It offers comfort, support and a safe environment where families can interact, share their experiences and know that they will always have a shoulder to cry on. The staff encourage extended families to visit and host events and workshops to keep families strong and full of hope.
The House is round the corner from Birmingham Children’s Hospital enabling families to continue their lives with some degree of normality, knowing they are just moments from their child’s bedside. To make them feel even closer to their child each room in the House has a direct phone-line to the children’s ward.